…Set up 7-man Adhoc Committee
By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
The Nigerian Police Wednesday came under the hammer of Senators over last Thursday invasion of National Assembly by its men, even as the Senate set -up an Adhoc Committee to investigate the matter.
Senators had alleged a breach of security, privilege and sanctity of the premises and precincts of National Assembly on Thursday, 20th November, 2014 by the presence of heavy security operatives.
Leading the motion on the matter, Leader of the Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, urged the senators to condemn the act and to cause the leadership of the senate to set up a committee to probe the incident as well as the role of the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba in the crisis.
The Senate President, David Mark who was also a victim of the attendant hostility by lawmakers, said that the incident was beyond his own comprehension.
Mark regretted being rough handled amid the drama that attended the incident but said it was a sacrifice which he and the speaker had to make to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.
While Senator Chris Ngige urged the senate to rise up to the occasion, noting that certain situations bring out defaults in the law and that this being one of such, demands that the senate must do the needful.
Ngige said that rather than criticize lawmakers for scaling the gate of the National Assembly on that day, those lawmakers should been seen as the real heroes and democrats who deserve some honor,” he said.