By Abimbola Ogunnaike
CSKR hotels and Priscy’s Bar, in the Elekahia axis of Port Harcourt, River state capital was sealed off by police on the order of the ex-Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, in the early hours of Monday, 29 May, 2023.
The sealed building belong to the ex-Rivers State House of Assembly member and supporter of Atiku Abubarkar, Hon. Jones Ogbonda.
In a short message, the former state lawmaker confirmed the sealing of the hotel and bar at around 2:55am by the State Police Unit of C4i.
According to the message, staff and lodgers at both sealed premises were manhandled and forcefully ejected from the buildings.
“Nysom Wike just sent C4i police unit to seal my hotel, CSKR Hotels and Priscy’s Bar both at Elekahia. The police manhandled both lodgers and staff and forcefully drove out everyone in the premises,” a part of the message reads.
No reasons were given for the latest order sealing the hotel and bar by the state government and police.
On August 19, 2022, Wike ordered the sealing of Priscy’s Bar where staff and customers were arrested and detained by men of the Tactical Team of Nigeria Police Force, C4i. The Bar was sealed off for 11 days before the former Governor directed it to be unsealed.