Incredulous! Claim To Arrest Chelsea Fans In Rivers’
What level of falsehood could be imagined with the digital media? No thanks to vendors of mischief anything is doable with the internet to achieve a goal including te arrest of soccer fans in Rivers state..
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, warned that an online broadcast credited to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, directing security agents to arrest those wearing Chelsea shirts is false.
The statement made available to media houses on May 6, reads: The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to an Online Emergency Broadcast credited to the Governor of the State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
In the said “broadcast”, Governor Wike was quoted as saying that security agencies have been directed to arrest those wearing Chelsea shirts and send them back to their States. The merchants of this fabricated news in their bid to promote this absurd narrative also claimed that the Governor said the State was turning into what the founding fathers never envisaged.
For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Wike did not make any broadcast today, May 6, 2021. This is mischief taken too far by hirelings whose stock in trade is to fan the embers of hatred and cause public disaffection. Members of the public are advised to discountenance the said ” broadcast” as Governor Wike has official channels through which he makes broadcasts to the people of the State.