Wednesday, 19 June 2013


The Bayelsa State Police Command may be dragged to court following the detention of an Ijaw Youth Council [IYC] chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Nengimote Ikiba whose arrest has been described as having political undertone. Mr. Ikiba was said to have been invited to the police and solicited to rescind his decision on the IYC chairmanship, on the ground that that position was in the interest of persons in the corridors of power, and that if Mr. Ikiba continues with his ambition to contest the IYC chairmanship, he will not see the light of the day until the election is over.
An angry family source who is a senior officer in the State Judiciary had told Golden Pen that the police had taken the laws in to their hands by conducting themselves as Political stooges, and must be called to explain themselves at the appropriate quarters, if Mr. Ikiba is not released on time. Our source stated that the Police  Officer in charge of Homicide in the State Criminal Investigation Department has threatened to slam frivolous charges on the IYC chairmanship aspirant that he was one of the militants in the camp of Chief Tom Ateke in 2005 and that the Police was looking for him since then, a claim the family source described as ridiculous and unfounded explaining further that Mr. Ikiba is the former Chairman of Mini/Ikensi Local Government Area in the State a position that kept him close with government and the police without such accusations until he made known his ambition to contest the IYC chairmanship position. The Ikiba family had therefore called on the Police to release Mr. Ikiba without delay to enable him contest the election.    

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