The Rivers State Government wish to state that the rumour making the rounds that the body of the late Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Chief Odiari Princewill has been exhumed from the Port Harcourt cemetery is baseless and untrue.
The grave where the deceased was interred is still intact as no one has tampered with it, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications – Paulinus Nsirim stated on Saturday afternoon.
He noted that the state government warns families, friends and relations who may want to desecrate the grave of the deceased that the full weight of the law will be visited on them.
Security agencies have therefore been placed on red alert to ensure that only authorized persons come near the cemetery.
According to the Commissioner, any unauthorized person found around the cemetery will be arrested and prosecuted.