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Rivers state police invites House of Reps member over inciting comments made in viral video

The Rivers state police command has invited a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ephraim Nwuzi, who was caught on tape saying that residents of the State should be shot during the General Election coming up on February 25, 2023, in Rivers State, for questionning.

In a series of tweets, the police command in a statement signed by its spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe -Koko, said Nwuzi was invited for questioning “on the content of the video to ascertain the intent and purposes of the lawmaker in the video.”

‘’The Rivers State Police Command has condemned in all totality a video circulating on social media of one Honourable Ephraim Nwuzi, a member of the House of Representatives, saying that residents of the State should be shot during the General Election coming up on February 25, 2023, in Rivers State.

The Supervising Assistant Inspector-General of Police for the Elections, AIG Abutu Yaro, fdc, has invited the said Honourable for questioning on the content of the video to ascertain the intent and purposes of the lawmaker in the video.

AIG Abutu Yaro has assured INEC officials, INEC Ad Hoc staff, NYSC members, foreign and local observers, and voters, and all other stakeholders in the elections of adequate security before, during, and after the general election.

He urges all contestants and political parties to exercise caution and called on the Rivers State residents to call the police at the following emergency numbers to report all suspicious activities and persons during the course of the elections: 08032003514, 08098880134.”

In the video, the lawmaker could be heard saying

“This is four years. They’ve been paying all the Igbo from the council. That’s what he will do now but it will not work. All we’ll do, let’s crack two, three of them. Let’s shoot them… We will shoot two, three Igbo (spoke in local dialect). The rest will run.”

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