OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police, Ibrahim Idris to within 12 hours release the member from Suleja federal constituency of Niger State, Abubakar Lado, from detention or face summon.
Recall that the lawmaker has been in police detention since on Sunday for reportedly alerting the Police of a crisis at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election to be conducted in the State.
The call by the House were sequel to a motion raised under matter of urgent importance by Mr. Tobi Okechukwu (PDP, Enugu) during plenary on Wednesday.
Speaking on the matter, Mr. Simon Arabor (PDP, Kaduna) said it is wrong of the police in Abuja to arrest him when the incident happened in Suleja.
Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, in his contribution, said the constitutional rights of several members of parliament had been breached by law enforcement agencies
He stressed that the right of the people of Suleja whom the detained lawmaker represent have been disenfranchised because of this detention, adding that the primary election conducted ought not to stand.
“If our colleague cannot be released, the inspector general of police should appear before the House tomorrow”, Gbajabiamila suggested and his position was carried.