It is unfortunate that the Rivers State APC has resorted to the politicisation of the criminal justice system, by engaging in unnecessary propaganda over the release or non release of three suspects from prison custody .
This was a matter that was handled directly by the Department of Public Prosecution of the Rivers State Ministry of Justice had nothing to do with the office of the Rivers State Governor.
The Department of Public Prosecution closely examined the details contained in the case file after it was forwarded to it by the Chief Registrar of the Rivers State Judiciary and the Police Investigation Report and came to the conclusion that the charge filed is not supported by facts as contained in the case file . There was no complainant, no witness or statement contained in the case file that linked the suspects to the killing of the soldiers and the robbery at Diamond Bank, Trans-Amadi Port Harcourt on August 28, 2015 and October 14, 2015 respectively .
Though the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Police Command accused the suspects of being allegedly involved in the murder of two soldiers on August 28,2015 and the robbing of Diamond Bank on October 14, 2015 , they failed to attach any form of evidence on Charge No. PMC/1447C/2015 linking the suspects to the said crimes.
We advise the Rivers State APC to desist from playing politics with the criminal justice system and the security architecture of the state. The criminal justice system must be insulated from politics at all times.
It is uncharitable that the Rivers State APC would want to link Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to a purely legal issue that was handled on the merit of the case by the office of the Department of Public Prosecution of the Rivers State Ministry of Justice .
Governor Wike is a promoter of the rule of law who will never take any action to undermine the process of dispensation of justice.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
13th January, 2016.
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