The Rivers State police commissioner, Joseph Mukan, has said the command expects Governor Nyesom Wike to release the former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) boss, Joi Nunieh, to them.
Ms Nunieh’s home was on Thursday surrounded by police officers in Rivers State, after which Mr Wike came to “rescue” her and took her to the government house.
“Nobody says he shouldn’t protect his citizens, but everything should be done within the confines of the law,” Mr Mukan said on TVC News Friday.
“If you rescue your citizen, we expect you to turn her over to the police, who are in a better position to protect her,” he added.
In a separate interview with AriseTV, the police chief said although no prior notification was sent to Ms Nunieh, a “strong petition” was written against her and it required a “strong action.”
In the light of this, he said, the Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit from Abuja came on a “legitimate duty” to invite her, “but unfortunately, she refused to honour the invitation.”
“We came peacefully to invite her, but she resisted the invitation,” Mr Mukan told AriseTV on Friday.