Rivers: IGP raises panel to probe audio tape

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has raised a team of detectives and experts to conduct a thorough investigation into the audio tape released by online medium SaharaReporters.

SaharaReporters claimed that the voice on the tape was that of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in which he said he would kill officials of the electoral commission who fail to honour their words to rig in his favour.

A statement in Abuja yesterday by the Force Spokesman, Don Awunah, stated that the investigative team is mandated to conduct forensic analysis on the audio report. It is also to look into the statement of the INEC chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud that “there were 70 incidents that tended to derail the  December 10, 2016 re-run elections in Rivers State.”

The police have also urged the government of Rivers State and INEC to avail the team available facts.

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