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Senate probes police invasion of Assembly

26 November 2014, 16:02

Abuja - The Senate has constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the recent invasion of National Assembly by the police.

Senate President, David Mark, Ahmed Makarfi would serve as the chairman of the committee.

Other members are Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Victor Lar, Adegbenga Kaka, Nwagu Igwe, Vidoe Jubrila and Ehizogie Uzamere.

The development follows a motion  by Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, for the upper legislative chamber to consider the breach of security, privilege and sanctity of the premises and precints of the National Assembly last Thursday.

“In the history of democray, such thing has never happen, it is very clear that the government has disassociated from the act of police. The fact that police carry arms does not give them monopoly of violence. In the feature, the police must inform the chairman of the National Assembly of any intelligent reports that led what happen that day” Ndom-Egba said.

Also read: Tambuwal denied access to National Assembly

He asked the Senate to take the leading role in bringing those responsible to order.

In seconding the motion, Abdul Ningi described the incident as a coup attempt by the police against the parliament.  

He commended the Senate leader for the motion and called on the Senate to checkmate the police.

Mark said the action of police was beyond his comprehension.

“We have a very frank discussion, what happen that day is beyond my comprehension. It is the price we have to pay for democracy,” he said.

- CAJ News


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