OrderPaperToday – The relationship between the legislature and executive took another hit today as the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, alerted his colleagues of a possible criminal frame up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
After reading out today’s votes and proceedings, the President of the Senate gave an account of ‘some disturbing’ news he received from his State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, last night.
He announced that suspects, who had been arrested in his State for cultism and whose investigation has been completed, were suddenly ordered to be transferred to Abuja.
According to Saraki, the DPP and the Federal Ministry of Justice gave these orders, adding that the Kwara State Commissioner of Police received the same information from the Inspector General of Police.
Giving these submissions, the President of the Senate speculated that “with the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself. I felt that as we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.”
He described these acts as “desperation, intimidation or actions to undermine our democracy, a recipe for anarchy.”
He noted that the Senate is only doing its “work by asking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constituted authority.
“I think it is important, I think this dangerous development, to your attention, country and the international authority of the impunity we are undergoing in this country and the danger to our democracy.”
Meanwhile, based on a motion moved by Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, Saraki stepped down for his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to preside and decide on the next lines of action.
After debating the issue, the upper legislative chamber decided that a 10-man ad hoc committee to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.
The delegation will be Chaired by the President of the Senate, the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, Minority leader, Godswill Akapbio, the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, Senator Danjuma Goje, Fatima Raji-Rasaki, Samuel Egwu, Aliyu Wammako, Abdullahi Adamu and Oluremi Tinubu.