The Inspector General of Police, Abba Sulaiman has ordered the immediate arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The Daily Trust reports that a similar order has been handed down to the Department of State Security (DSS).
This is coming barely 24 hours after the members of the House of Representatives were denied access into the National Assembly Complex on Thursday morning.
Sources at the Police headquarters revealed that the Police Chief gave the order for Tambuwal’s arrest after a meeting with the 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 the 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 the 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.”
Source: newsdaily nigeria
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