• July 29, 2021

NDDC: Court Stops Police, Other Security Agencies From Arresting Nunieh

By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian Police and other security agencies in the country have been restrained from arresting the former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Joy Nunieh, by a Rivers State High Court presided over by Justice S.E Thompson sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, which also granted an ex-parte order, restraining the NDDC and others from arresting Nunieh, pending the determination of the matter in court.

Mrs Nunieh, who is currently a refugee in Government House, Port Harcourt, following a botched attempt to arrest her by the police, had requested the restraining orders of the Court through her legal representative, Sylvester Adaka, the immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Port Harcourt chapter.

Recall that Joy Nunieh, who was appointed into the NDDC in October 2019 and deposed in February 2020, was recently involved in a bitter public spat with the Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over matters related to her brief stewardship at the helm of the NDDC, which got to a head when she accused Akapbio of sexual harassment and attempts to blackmail her into becoming an accomplice in a scheme to defraud the NDDC.

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