Rivers FA Elections Saga: DSS Officials Move in on Aspirants

The Department of State Security, DSS may have been called into play regarding the Rivers State Football Association, FA elections that have been suspended by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Busybuddiesng.com can reveal that embattled chairman, Chris Green may have gone to the DSS in a bid to intimidate Acheru and other contestants working with his perceived political enemy, Felix Obuah, also known as Go Round.

Last week Acheru was called in for questioning after Green informed detectives at the Commissioner of Police, CP’s Monitoring unit that he forged the signatures of Victor Ezeji and Cyril Wite on a petition they sent to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF that led to the suspension of elections in the state.

After the police had called in Ezeji and Wite, both signed statements clearing Acheru of any wrongdoing but the journalist was still kept at the Old G.R.A Port Harcourt Station for four hours before he was released on bail.

Victor Ezeji, one of the petitioners and contestant for the position of member of the State FA, busybuddiesng.com gathered, received a call from a person who introduced himself as an officer of the Department of State Security. Ezeji was asked to report to their office regarding a forgery petition.

Ezeji is currently with the Supersport crew in Lagos for the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL Super 6. Acheru is yet to receive a call.

“No one has called me. Victor told me he received a call from someone claiming to be from the DSS. Green has told people that he was with the DSS on Monday so he may have gone there to open a fresh case.

“If I get a call from the DSS I will be there. It changes nothing. Green is past tense as far as football administration in Rivers State and Nigeria is concerned. If he likes, let him file a petition to the US marines, it will change nothing,” Acheru told busybuddiesng.com.

The other two people who signed the petition, Cyril Dum Wite and Kingsley Olisa, busybuddiesng.com gathered, are yet to receive calls from the DSS.

The Rivers State FA elections was initially scheduled for June 4, 2019, but after a petition sent to the NFF challenging the wrongful dissolution of the Electoral Committee, it was suspended till further notice.