The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has received the sad report of the destruction of the secretariat of APC non-indigenes in Bonny located on Hospital Road, Bonny by one Mr. Asinyetogha Jumbo a.k.a Oboaja, who is also the landlord of the said property legally rented by the occupants.
According to the report lodged with the State Secretariat of the APC in Port Harcourt Monday, trouble started after Mr. Asinyetogha Jumbo, a staunch member of the PDP in Bonny after the inauguration of the Bonny CTC over the weekend. Straight from the event, he went and attacked and destroyed the billboards, flags and other signage of the APC around the secretariat that serves as APC non-indigenes’ Secretariat in Bonny.
The landlord then descended on the secretariat, defacing and destroying parts of the secretariat beyond use. All attempts by eyewitnesses to restrain the assailant reportedly proved abortive.
The tenants were eventually forced to report the matter to the Bonny Divisional Police who reportedly arrested Mr. Jumbo. However, the APC later learnt that the culprit was released by the Police under hazy circumstances that have left the complainants asking many questions than they are getting answers.
If the landlord wanted to eject the tenants from the building, we believe that there are laid down course of actions clearly outlined by law for the landlord to follow and not take the law into his miserable hands. We are surprised that Mr. Jumbo, a PDP member is still in the past and does not know that the pernicious days of impunity and resort to brutish might are over. It seems to be lost on him that change is here.
Therefore, the APC urges the Rivers State Commissioner of Police to urgently and vigorously intervene in the matter and ensure that Mr. Asinyetogha Jumbo is immediately arrested and prosecuted. The APC would like to count on the resolve of CP Musa Kimo to nip violence and criminality in the bud and, in this case, personally get the Bonny Divisional Police office to do the needful by making Mr. Jumbo face the law without delay to forestall our members from the temptation and lure of self-help.
State Publicity Secretary