- Senator Dino Melaye raises an order on the clash between EFCC, DSS and NIA
- Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, urges the Senate to investigate the clash between the security agencies
- The Senate sets up a committee to investigate the clash and mandates that the report be submitted in 2 weeks
The Nigerian Senate has started investigation into a Tuesday, November 21 clash that occurred between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
The Senate lunched investigation into the issue on Wednesday, November 22, during plenary after Senator Dino Melaye raised an order on the matter.
Melaye's order was backed by Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, who called on the Senate to investigate the clash between the security agencies, adding that it ridiculed the image of Nigeria.
The Senate leader maintained that only a proper investigation can reveal the true nature of what happened.
Following the submission, the Senate set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the clash and asked the committee to report back in 2 weeks.
See tweets from the debate below:
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NAIJ.com had reported that an attempt by the EFCC to arrest the heads of the SSS and the NIA has reportedly caused tension in Abuja.
Premium Times stated that a combined team from the EFCC and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) attempted to arrest the former head of the NIA, Ayo Oke, as well as that of the SSS, Ita Ekpeyong, in their homes located at Mamman Nasir Street in the Asokoro district of Abuja.
They were however resisted by armed security agents of the two agencies on guard.
It was learnt that about a 50-member team from the EFCC and the police had stormed the house of Ekpenyong, but could not arrest him.
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