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Reps mandate 3 committees to probe existence of Soka forest

28 March 2014, 12:03

Abuja - The House of Representatives has mandated three of its standing committees to probe the existence and operation of kidnappers' den in Soka, in Oluyole Local Government of Oyo State.

The committees were Human Rights, Police, Intelligence and National Security, and they were expected to submit their report within four weeks.

It also urged the Inspector-General of Police to direct his men to take over the area and preserve the evidence.

The house further urged the Federal Government to set up a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to unravel the facts behind the establishment of the den.

The resolution followed a motion by Ibrahim Olaifa, which was unanimously adopted without debate when put to vote by the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

Olaifa, while moving the motion, expressed dismay over the discovery of kidnappers' den in Soka in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State.

According to him, several victims were found together in varying states of poor mental and physical health within the inhabitable area in Soka forest.

He also expressed concern that the remains of human beings in different stages of decomposition were found in the area.

The lawmaker said the matter was a national tragedy that required the intervention of government whose primary purpose was to protect the lives and dignity of its citizens.


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