A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that the team of armed policemen that stormed the Port Harcourt home of a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Joy Nunieh, were meant to abduct and kill her save for the intervention of the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Fani-Kayode in a statement on Thursday posted on his Facebook page recalled similar attempt to abduct his wife and son by some policemen years ago in Ekiti until former Governor Ayo Fayose raced to the scene and rescued them. He condemned what he called illegal operation on Nunieh’s residence by the policemen.
“Sending armed policemen to raid Joy Nunieh’s home at 4.00am in the morning, putting her under siege and house arrest and blocking her from leaving her house as she was scheduled to leave for the airport to travel to Abuja and testify before the Senate this morning is cowardly and shameful.
“Governor Nyesom Wike actually saved her life by arriving on the scene and taking her out safely.
“Reminds me of the time that my friend and brother Governor Ayo Fayose saved my wife Precious and my son Aragorn’s lives by delivering them from the hands of armed goons in police uniform who had targetted them for arrest and abduction and conducted an illegal operation against them in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state 4 years ago.
“They had arrested and detained them illegally in a bank for hours and were about to physicay drag them outside and into a vehicle, carry them to God knows where and abduct them when Fayose burst in on the scene with his men and forcefully delivered and saved them. What a man!
“I have been reliably informed that the police raid on Joy’s house at 4.00am was yet another illegal operation and was NOT backed by a search or arrest warrant or authorised by the Commissioner of Police of Rivers state or the Inspector General of Police.
“It was simply an attempt to abduct her, take her away and possibly kill her and they spent a good deal of the time trying to break the doors of her home down and get in.
“Wike arrived on the scene, broke the siege, delivered her from the enemy and saved her life. I commend him for this courage.
“He and Fayose shall forever be men after my heart.
“To those who sent the policemen to abduct and kill Joy I have only this to say: sexual harassment is one thing but abduction and murder or conspiracy to abduct and murder is quite another. GET SENSE!
“Permit me to end with the following.
“A few years ago a car filled with people plunged into a deep river after a terrible accident. Everyone in that vehicle perished except for one.
“After 2 hours of struggling for her life in that river the person finally floated to the bank barely alive.That person was Joy Nunieh, the lady that someone now wants to silence and kill.
“There are some people you just don’t mess with because the hand of God is upon them. Joy is one of such people. God is with her and fighting her will lead to your destruction. The Bible says “touch not my annointed and do my Prophets no harm”.
“A word is enough for the wise!”.