In a report to Vanguard, the Rivers state governor stated that the police officers were dismissed for committing an offence which is not known by law.
While welcoming ex-APC chieftain, Cassidy Ikegbidi to PDP noted that they would make sure justice is served in the case involving the police officers no matter how long it takes.
[i]“They gave me policemen for my protection, but before I knew it, they have dismissed them. They think they are punishing them, but Rivers State will stand with them forever.
“By the time we finish, they will realise that they have favoured the so-called dismissed policemen. In Rivers State, we don't abandon people. No amount of intimidation, will make me abandon these innocent policemen,"
"The Policemen committed no offence. Simply because they followed their boss, they said they should be dismissed.
“They want to discourage policemen from protecting me. For me, I am not worried. I am a village man and a grassroots politician. Before you kill me, you would have killed so many people.
“Nobody will intimidate me to change my mind. If you like bug my phone. As far as I will never plan coup, I will never be afraid. A man with the people will never beg those who are bent on intimidating us.
“The blood pressure of APC leaders is extremely high. I will continue to make their blood pressure grow higher. From now on, I have changed my name from high tension to Mr Project."
You could recall that Wike alleged that the six policemen were sacked for protecting him during the election and in a statement by Austin Tam- George, the spokesperson for the governor, he described the action as a sad day for the Nigerian Police Force.