Wike had alleged that the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarhem was promoting oil theft in the region.
He made the allegation while hosting the Commander Joint Task Force (JTF), “Operation Delta Safe, Real Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade at the State House in Port Harcourt, the state capital and was contained in a statement by his Personal Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakudu.
The Governor claimed that Major General Sarham was operating an illegal oil bunkering squad to enable him finance his ambition to be appointed the Chief of Army Staff.
According to Wike: “The GOC is doing illegal bunkering, which he is using to finance his quest to emerge as the country’s Chief of Army Staff.
“He has his own team that is making money for him through oil bunkering.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army PRO in Port Harcourt has reacted to Wike’s allegation. The Army PRO, Col. Iliya, spoke to TVN’s Lawrence Audu on the allegations. Watch full video below.