The Rivers State police command has recovered TEN government-owned vehicles looted from the state’s Government House in Port Harcourt by officials of the immediate past administration.
The vehicles were recovered from Rumuokparali and Trans-Amadi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
According to the state government, the recovered vehicles include one Coaster bus, two Nissan Urvan buses, two Higer vehicles, one Land Cruiser, one Toyota Hilux Pick-up, one Peugeot 607 Saloon car and two Peugeot 406 cars.
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on assumption of duty alleged massive looting of government property and facilities by the immediate past administration.
Wike also took leading Rivers State stakeholders and journalists on a tour of the Government House to see the points where facilities in Government House were either looted or vandalised.
The governor vowed that all stolen government property would be recovered and all who criminally obtained government properties, prosecuted.
The statement said police are currently interrogating those found at the location where the vehicles were recovered.
Government House in Port Harcourt says the property recovery will be a continuous process.
Speaking on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, said the police got a tipoff about the location of the vehicles.
“Acting on information that some suspected vehicles belonging to the Rivers State Government were seen parked in unauthorised yards, the command recovered three Coaster buses, two 306 Peugeot, two Hummer buses and one 306 Peugeot,” Mohammad said.
He said that investigation was ongoing to recover more stolen vehicles and properties removed without authorisation from the Government House.