ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has ordered the arrest of Chinyere Igwe, a member of the House of Representatives.
The lawmaker is a cousin to Austin Opara, who is a supporter of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
He is said to be the owner of a filling station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, which was sealed off by security agents on Friday.
Governor Wike claimed that the product from the filling station is sourced from illegal refineries popularly known as kpo-fire.
The Governor also said he had told the security agencies that, “If I hear anything that any filling station is involved in oil bunkering, I will close down that filling station and therefore I have directed the security agencies to know who has that filling station in Diobu and arrest that person and we are going to prosecute the person.
“It doesn’t matter how highly placed that person is. Some of you should be used to teach a lesson.
“Time has come, we cannot allow oil bunkering, we can’t.”
Meanwhile, Igwe had on Friday had described the sealing of his filling station by the security agencies as “politically motivated”.