Saraki Sets Up Committee To Probe The Invasion And Stealing Of Mace

Saraki Sets Up Committee To Probe The Invasion And Stealing Of Mace

By Wires Editor | The Trent on April 26, 2018
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Saraki, Police, Offa, Robberies, Statement
Senate President Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki, the president of the senate, has named members of the committee set up to investigate the invasion of the chamber and theft of the mace by suspected thugs on April 18, 2018.

The investigate panel will be jointly formed by members of the Senate and House of Representatives, Daily Trust reports.

Members from the Senate are Bala Ibn Na’Allah (Chairman), the Deputy Majority Leader; Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, David Umaru; and Chairman, Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Samuel Anyanwu.

Others are Senator Gbolahan Dada, Senator Shehu Sani, Senator Usman Nafada and Senator Rose Oko.

The leadership of the National Assembly had on Monday, April 23, 2018, met over matter.

Members of the Senate had also raised the issue of security of the National Assembly Complex at their closed door session on Tuesday.

Reading the resolutions reached by the lawmakers, Saraki had said, “At the meeting we also resolved on the need to tighten security within the precinct of the National Assembly.

“So, I will need to call on the cooperation of all members of the public to please co-operate with us in this area. We have to definitely to tighten the movements in the National Assembly. Clearly there are some loopholes here that we need to tighten. And in doing that, we seek your cooperation.

“We also resolved on the constitution of a joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate the incidence of April 18, 2018, to look at the factors leading to it and make recommendations to ensure that such never happens again in any of the two chambers.

“Lastly, we also directed our Committees on Security, Intelligence, and Police, and mandated them to engage with the Director-General of State Security Services and the Inspector-General of Police to look at how to strengthen the security of the National Assembly; to ensure that this kind of security lapses does not reoccur.”

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