The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has declared as false comments made by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, about the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Wike had on Wednesday alleged that the spate of kidnappings and robberies in the state were perpetrated by men of the SARS.
Speaking on the issue, the party’s publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, said the governor’s accusations were cooked up in order to smear the image of the SARS.
Ordinarily, the APC has no business being involved in any matter between the governor and any other entity, but in the instant case and even in previous related cases, the governor has either alluded to or expressly stated that the APC benefited from whatever allegations he raised against the police or particularly the SARS.
From all indications, the governor’s accusation Wednesday that members of SARS abducted some persons and forced them to withdraw N500,000 is manifestly cooked up to directly smear members of the SARS and their Commander, Akin Fakorede.