Report reaching Abusidiqu indicates that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, may have ordered the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.
According to report, the IG has given instruction to the commissioners of Police in the FCT and Sokoto, the speaker’s home state to effect his arrest.
The order for his arrest a source said is in connection with the face-off the speaker and other members of the National Assembly had with the Police on Thursday.
Sources at the Police headquarters revealed that the Police chief gave the order for Tambuwal’s arrest after a meeting with 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 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 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.”
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