Inspector General of Police, Abba Sulaiman may have be given orders for the arrest of Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. Sources say a similar order has been handed down to the Department of State Security-SSS. The orders come in the wake of the fracas that broke out at the National Assembly on Thursday where members of the House of Representatives were confronted by armed security personnel who threw canisters of teargas at the speaker and other lawmakers to stop them from accessing the parliament building.
The speaker and some of his colleagues who supported him beat the security cordon and later held a brief plenary thereby stopping some members in their tracks who had gathered protected by scores of Police and DSS operatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the leadership of the House.
Sources at the Police headquarters revealed that the Police chief gave the order for Tambuwal’s arrest after a meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo and the National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki.
I can confirm to you that the order for his arrest has been given today (Friday). The signal from the IG’s office specifically directed the FCT and Sokoto State commissioners of Police to serve Tambuwal with notice of invitation to the force headquarters and if he resists, he should be arrested immediately, “the source revealed. “The involvement of Sokoto CP was because the Speaker was sighted in Sokoto on Friday where he picked the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship form for the coming elections. It was assumed that he was out of Abuja as such other police divisions were involved in the matter.”
Sources at the meeting in Villa indicate that both the Vice President and the NSA chastised the Police boss for the failure of his men to prevent Speaker from entering the national assembly premises.
“The NSA was particularly angry and told the IG in clear terms that he doesn’t know his job. He said how did the Speaker and the members break a cordon organised by the FCT Police commissioner. The NSA then made it clear that the Police authorities must rectify the anomalies or they will face the consequences. The IG then said Tambuwal will be arrested for questioning.”
It is yet unknown if the speaker will be arrested or merely invited to give account of the fracas at National Assembly yesterday. Since his defection from the People’s Democratic Party-PDP to the All Progressives Party-APC the police authorities has officially said they do not recognize Tambuwal as speaker of the house.
So defecting from one party to the another is now a crime, in a democratic regime??? Is this what our leaders should be concerned about now with all the issues plaguing the country at the moment?
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