- The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the siege laid to his home
- Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and police had reportedly barricaded the Apo residence of the deputy Senate president
- Ekweremadu’s special adviser, Uche Anichukwu, said neither police nor DSS invited the lawmaker
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate president has lamented the siege laid to his home by men of the Nigeria Police and the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ekweremadu’s special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu, in a statement said neither police nor DSS invited the lawmaker. He noted that Ekweremadu was expected to preside over Senate’s plenary on Tuesday, July 24, in the absence of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
The statement read: “The Apo legislative quarters residence of the deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is currently under the siege of men of the Nigeria Police Force and the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“With the president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, expected to report to the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force in Guzappe, Abuja, this Tuesday morning, Senator Ekweremadu is expected to preside over plenary.
“They took over the entire vicinity before 6am. There is no going in or coming out. Meanwhile, there was no prior invitation to the senator by any of the security agencies or the EFCC.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that operatives of the DSS and police barricaded the Apo residence of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
An aide to Ekweremandu was said to have confirmed to Daily Sun that the senator might be arrested and detained by the security agencies.
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The reported siege on Ekweremadu's residence was also alleged by the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, July 24.
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