Wike’s aide denies been caught with military uniform, cash during Rivers re-run election

The Special Adviser on Special Projects to Rivers State Governor, Cyril Dum Wite,on Monday denied reports that he was arrested for been in possession of military weapons and huge amount of money during the last Saturday’s legislative re-run election in the state.
Denying the allegation in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday, Wite who is reportedly on police bail, blamed his ordeal on the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stressing that the military men that arrested him were manipulated by one Friday Inkee, the party’s candidate in Khana state constituency 2.

Report of Wite’s arrest alongside three others in Khana Local Government Area of the state with some cash and a security uniform was all over the news at the weekend.Explaining what transpired, Wite disclosed that he was arrested by soldiers at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in Bori where he had gone to lodge a complaint that election materials for his Ward 12 in Lugbara in Khana constituency 1 had been allegedly hijacked.
He said, “I had no uniform. What you saw on the video with about three men wearing camouflage, I had no knowledge of them; I don’t know them from Adams. I was seated on the floor when they brought them.
“I think they were arrested on the road; the police can attest to that. I don’t know them; they were not arrested with me. I was beaten and kicked to the floor at the INEC office in Bori; I was not arrested from anywhere.
“I had no uniform at all. In this case, only one police uniform and it belonged to one of the four police officers that were to serve in my unit. All of them came to identify that uniform that it belonged to one of the officers there.