Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka has dismissed insinuation that somebody died during the protest at the APC Secretariat in Port Harcourt yesterday morning.
CP Eboka made this known shortly after inspecting his men at the party Secretariat.
He told our correspondent that the report that someone died was a handy work of mischief-makers. He said his men were professional in handling the protesters.
CP Friday Eboka also warned that anyone fomenting crisis ahead of the 2023 general elections including their sponsors will be arrested and prosecuted.
He assured the public that the command will up it’s game in protecting lives and properties in the state.
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Earlier, our correspondent gathered that the Police fired gunshots and tear gas to break up the protesters and their supporters, some of whom were carrying placards with various inscriptions.
It was also gathered some of the protesters sustained various degrees of injuries as they were being chased away from the area.
Recall that the Rivers State High court Presided over by Justice Chinwendu Nworgu remanded Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Farah Dagogo to Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.
Farah Dagogo, who was brought to court in a police van was carried into the state High Court by three policemen even as his hands dangled from side to side on the shoulders of the operatives.
His lawyer was absent, as he was reportedly unaware that the federal lawmaker would be taken to court on Friday.
The presiding Judge, Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, who earlier adjourned the matter till Monday next week ordered that Dagogo be remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre as he was too weak to stand to take his plea.
Dagogo is expected to appear in Court next Monday from the correctional centre.
Journalists were barred from entering the courtroom and prevented from taking pictures of some state government officials.