Gunmen on Thursday morning broke into the home of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Lee Maeba.
During the attack by the thugs, about five cars inside the residence were vandalized. An ally of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar named Maeba verified the attack when Channels Television paid him a visit at his home.
The PDP presidential campaign chairman said his neighbors had noticed odd movements near his home when he arrived in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning.
He claimed that a young man had contacted to inform him of the impending attack. Maeba claimed that shortly after he left the house to visit his mother-in-law, his home was attacked.
“They shot at the gate and force the gate open. They tied the gateman and shouted where is he? The next thing they did was shoot at the cars. What is my offence? Atiku does not leave here. I am a democrat and I don’t have any plan to harm anybody,” Maeba said.
According to reports, three people were hurt during the attack on the former senator’s home who formerly served as Rivers South East’s National Assembly representative.
At the time of publication, the police had not yet issued a comment regarding the assault. The Rivers State has meanwhile asked security agencies to provide evidence of the incident.
Read full statement:
Security agencies must be discreet and thorough in investigating all incidents
The Rivers State Government has seen isolated reports suggesting that some persons are purportedly being physically molested for political reasons. Security agencies must exercise the highest level of diligence, discreetness and carefulness in their work to sift the wheat from the chaff in order to arrive at a credible conclusion.
It is not strange to find politicians staging high level melodrama to either cover up their tracks or muddle up the waters to achieve a preconceived narrative aimed at hoodwinking the public for political reasons, especially at a time like this.
Today, a report by former Senator Lee Maeba surfaced on social media that he got a call from a young man. And the caller purportedly, in his own words, said, “that they have instructions from either government or some quarters to attack my house.” This makes it obvious that Senator Maeba should help security agencies in unraveling the purported attack on his house and those behind it. It is not enough to blame such an attack on ‘either government or some quarters.’ He should try and remember exactly whom the caller said sent him (the caller).
The Rivers State Government, working with security agencies, will continue to render all possible assistance for security agencies to ensure safety of life and property in Rivers State at all times.
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communications
Thurs 8th Dec, 2022