Governor Wike sets up commission to probe political killings in Rivers
GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Monima Danagogo, to look into the killings recorded during the March 19 re-run elections for the National and House of Assembly seats in the state.
Expressing concern over reported killings during the exercise, the governor urged the commission to dig every detail on the incidents, adding that it should also determine the extent of damages recorded in terms of property and other valuables during the re-run elections. Wike said that the commission should submit its report within one month.
He said: “The commission has one month, beginning today, to submit its report. We must know those involved in the killings. We must get to the root of the violence during the March 19 re-run elections. Since we were not at the location of the violence, we rely on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate what took place.”