The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday directed investigation into the sealing of Akwa Ibom House of Assembly by security operatives.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the Senate directed its police committee to investigate the circumstances to find out what happened and report back within 48 hours.
A combined force of Police, Army and Civil Defense took over the entire complex of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Wednesday morning, barring even staff from gaining entrance.
Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the Senate, citing orders 42 and 52, informed the Senate of the development.
“Laying siege on the State Assembly is a serious offense,” Senator Shehu Sani stated.
Condemning the development, Senate President Bukola Saraki said, “As parliamentarians, we should not go partisan on this issue. If it’s true that security agents have invaded the House of Assembly, it is wrong and I must condemn such brutality; but if it’s so, we should not support it.
“There should be an investigation quickly to establish this and that committee should report back to us and tell us once it’s confirmed. Then we can take it from there”.