Joi Nunieh, the erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, on Thursday, explained how Governor Nyesom Wike rescued her from policemen who laid a siege on her residence at the GRA area of Port Harcourt.
Nunieh was billed to appear before a House of Representatives Committee on NDDC to explain her role in the financial malfeasance going on in the agency on Thursday before her house was raided at about 4:30 am.
She said the officers had no warrant for her arrest.
Speaking at the Government House where she was moved to, she said the heavily armed policemen tried breaking the security door to her residence before the governor came in and ordered them out of her premises.
Nunieh added that she had earlier called Wike to inform him about the invasion of her residence by policemen.
She explained further that Wike came to her rescue at the point the policemen were still trying to pull down the security door leading to her room.
“They (policemen) started trying to break the security door. Because it was a security door, they spent time to try to break the door.
“Before I asked them of their warrant of arrest and they said they didn’t have any. I then said I cannot go with any of the policemen. I need to see the warrant of arrest. We are not in a banana republic.
“So, my governor came and sent them out; and said why would they come to arrest a woman like an armed robber? My governor told them that they should leave the compound. I am safely here with my governor in Government House, Port Harcourt”.
Nunieh has been engulfed in a face-off with Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, whom she accused of corruption and sexual predation.
Akpabio has since denied the accusations.