The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Odesanya may have landed self in trouble with the Federal Government over roles he played in the botched arrest of a certain High Court corrupt judge in Port Harcourt over the weekend
A preliminary report had shown that Odesanya prevented the security agencies from carrying out a legitimate order., despite having a duly signed arrest warrant to that effect, Punch Newspaper reported
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, was said to have rushed to No. 35, Forces Avenue, the GRA official residence of the judge and prevented operatives of the Department of State Services from arresting the judge.
Wike, who was said to have had a confrontation with the DSS officials, was said to have been joined at the scene by the police commissioner.
Based on the report, he said the police authorities, as well as the Police Service Commission, would sanction the police boss.
He, however, did not disclose the kind of punishment to be meted out to him.
The source stated, “The Rivers Commissioner of Police will be dealt with appropriately. It has been established that the DSS officials who were at the judge’s residence had with them duly signed search and arrest warrants.
“By stopping the security agents from doing their work, what he did was to obstruct justice. He stopped those people from carrying out a legitimate order.
“He will be sanctioned accordingly.”
The Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, had told journalists that policemen were only at the judge’s residence to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.