Reps Summon Attorney-General, Police IG Over Kogi Assembly

The House of Representatives has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation over his alleged comments that the National Assembly was wrong to have taken over … Continue reading Reps Summon Attorney-General, Police IG Over Kogi Assembly


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Attorney GeneralThe House of Representatives has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation over his alleged comments that the National Assembly was wrong to have taken over the duties of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

In a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Nicholas Ossai and unanimously supported by most lawmakers, the House described the comments of the Attorney-General as a direct attack on the National Assembly.

Rep Nicholas Ossai informed the House of a letter allegedly written by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, directing the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to unseal the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The House has also set up an adhoc committee to investigate the matter and report back to the House in two weeks.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had reportedly told the IG of Police, Solomon Arase, to disregard the National Assembly’s resolution to take over the Kogi State House of Assembly, saying the lawmakers’ resolution was wrong.

The Senate agreed with the House of Representatives to take over the legislative functions of the Kogi State House of Assembly after its leadership crisis degenerated into a situation where two persons claimed to be Speaker of the House.

The Senate also declared that the impeachment proceedings embarked upon by five members of the Kogi assembly is null and void.

The recommendation was made by a delegation mandated by the House of Representatives to look into what it called illegal removal of the Speaker of the State House.

The Senate consequently directed the Inspector General of Police to seal the Kogi State House of Assembly complex until the matter is resolved.