Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has stated that the Rivers state government had written to the International Criminal Court in order to prosecute the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 6 Division of the Nigerian Army identified as Major General Jamil Sarhem for crimes against humanity.
In his reaction, the Rivers state governor said instead of catching criminals, the GOC should give a detailed explanation to Nigerians the reasons why the 6 Division stormed Collation Centres in Ikwerre, Emohua and Okrika Local Government Areas of the state with Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Electoral Officers, accusing him of stealing electoral materials and concocting results.
Governor Wike labelled the allegation as false, malicious and diversionary to his standard.
Recall that iDONSABI.com earlier reported that the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike was accused of collaborating with thugs to cause havoc during the 2019 Presidential elections in which Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner of.
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In his statement, the governor said:
“We are doing a petition to the International Criminal Court. We are demanding justice for all those killed in the election by the army. “We will also send a petition to all the major embassies in the country on the atrocities committed against Rivers people by the GOC and his soldiers. We have also sent a petition to the Chief of Army Staff on the criminal actions of the GOC.”
Governor Wike, however, denied ever making an attempt to disrupt the electoral process during the past weekend. Wike further denied ever offering money to the soldiers to act illegally.
The Rivers state governor finally said in a statement:
“The Army cannot be a judge in their matter. You cannot parade officials on legal Electoral duties. You cannot change the narrative. They have violated all known laws.”