Mayhem broke out during a session in the Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday morning when hoodlums broke into the House and attempted to seize the mace.
The group also assaulted the Speaker of the House, Hon. Otelema Amachree. 5 members of the House led by Hon Evans Bipi had moved to impeach the Speaker.
Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, in a telephone interview with Channels Television revealed that commotion started when Mr Bipi walked up to the speaker and started ‘slapping’ him as members were still exchanging pleasantries.
“While that was going on, they didn’t know that some hoodlums had accessed the assembly. The governor (Rotimi Amaechi) was informed and therefore left the government house to go and ensure that people were protected
As the governor got there, some people began to shout ‘shoot him’ ‘shoot him’
They were standing in the gallery. These were policemen who are paid by tax payers
When somebody tried to rush to attack the governor, people had to protect the governor” she disclosed.
The leader of the house was injured and rushed to the Government House clinic for treatment.