The Rivers State Government has said no amount of blackmail would deter it from prosecuting the lawmaker representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency II, Hon. Chinyere Igwe, whose filling station was sealed for illegal oil bunkering activities.
The Chief of Staff to Rivers State Governor, Emeka Woke, disclosed this during a Permanent Voters Card sensitisation and mobilisation rally by a pro-PDP group, the Grassroots Development Initiative in Mogho, Gokana local government area of the state.
Woke insisted that the State government has constitutional obligation to decisively deal with anyone involved in acts inimical to the Nigerian economy.
Woke stated this in a statement issued by his media office and made available to newsmen on Monday.
He said, “Anybody who allows his business premises to be used for illegal oil bunkering, that premises will be shut down.
“Whoever allows his hotel to harbour criminals bent of destabilising the state, we will deal with you according to the law.”
While urging the federal lawmaker to submit himself to security agencies for interrogation, Woke warned him to desist from misleading the unsuspecting public with spurious claims that he was being politically victimised.