A police detachment in Port Harcourt has prevented the convoy of the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi from using one of the two entrances to the government house earlier today.
The governor’s convoy was stopped as it made it way to through the Fortes road entrance by four truck loads of policemen led by several senior officers.
An argument ensued between the policemen and the governor’s aides as they claimed they were acting on orders from above.
The governor later came down to speak with the police officers who promised to extract a reversal of the order from their superiors in Abuja.
The governor’s convoy had to wait for 45 minutes before finally detouring to take the Azikiwe road entrance to to the government house.
Condemning the alleged action the state Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari said on phone that the governor and his guests were forced by the Police allegedly on the orders of the state Police Commissioner, Mr Joseph Mbu to go through the main gate of the Government House.