I Would Defend Odili At All Cost, Wike Assures
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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said that his administration will do everything possible to defend the former Governor of the State, Dr. Peter Odili, and members of the family.

The Governor made this vow on Sunday during a thanksgiving service organised by the new Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Simeon Amadi at his home church, Saint Philips Anglican Church, Elibrada in Emohua Local Government Area to celebrate his appointment.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that Dr. Odili was the Governor of Rivers State from 1999 – 2007.

His wife, Mary, a Supreme Court Justice, has been at the centre of a controversial siege on her Abuja home which occurred in October, attracting wild condemnation from Rivers elders led by Governor Wike and the Nigerian Bar Association among others.

While addressing the congregation, Governor Wike pointed out that Dr. Odili deserves all the support from his administration because he speaks the truth and encourages political inclusiveness in Rivers State.

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Meanwhile, at least 14 persons have been arrested in connection with the siege, the police disclosed on Friday.

Some of the suspects include a fake Chief Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Ajodo; a contributing editor with one of the national dailies, Stanley Nkwazema, and an Islamic scholar.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, paraded the suspects in Abuja and explained that their arrest followed a swift investigation by the police.

No fewer than 10 more persons linked with the incident including two military personnel are at large, the police spokesman added.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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