Nasarawa Assembly calls for Attorney-Gen’s sack for scaling fence

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Lafia— The Nasarawa State House Assembly has called on Governor Umaru Al-Makura to immediately relieve the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi, of his appointment over misconduct.

The House reached a resolution to call for the sack of the Attorney-General yesterday after it deliberated on the issue of misconduct raised by the Majority Leader, Godiya Akwashi, PDP- Nasarawa Eggon West.

‘Offence’
Akwashiki, who brought the issue under matters of urgent public interest, said Lagi came to the complex during plenary and scaled the fence to gain entrance into the Assembly.
He said that the commissioner took the decision having been stopped by the security at the gate.
The Majority Leader wondered why the Attorney-General could engage in the scaling of a fence.

He said that by such act “Lagi is not fit to occupy the office of Attorney-General.”
The Assembly, therefore, resolved that Lagi should be sacked with immediate effect from Al-Makura’s cabinet.
The resolution read by the Deputy Speaker, Elisha Agwadu, also directed that the police should investigate and prosecute the Attorney-General over his mission to the Assembly.
This, the House said, became necessary to serve as a deterrent to others.

Serving court order
The Chairman and members of the State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, appeared before the Assembly, Tuesday, to answer questions over the conduct of the local government election held on Saturday.
However, a mild drama ensued when the state Attorney-General attempted to serve the Assembly with a court order restraining it from interfering with the activities of the commission.

The order, he said, was issued by the state Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko.
Lagi was prevented by the police at the entrance to the complex and he resorted to scaling the fence to gain access.

The Assembly quickly ordered for his arrest for scaling the fence and he was whisked away by the police.
Umar Ismaila, the Police Public Relations Officer, told newsmen that the Attorney-General was only invited by the Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, following complaints from the legislators.

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