Police arrest Nasarawa Commissioner for jumping state House of Assembly fence

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Lafia — The Nasarawa Police Command, Tuesday, arrested the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Innocent Lagi, for  scaling the fence of the State House of Assembly to serve a court order.

Lagi was at the Assembly to serve the officials with a court injunction restraining the House from summoning the  chairman of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, and his commissioners to appear before them.

However, the News Agency of Nigeria,  reported that he was not allowed to enter the premises by the security officers.

The Attorney-General, after being denied access to the complex, decided to jump over the fence, which prompted the legislators to order security officials to arrest him.

It was also reported that before Lagi arrived at the Assembly complex, the Chairman of the commission, Dr. Abdullahi Modibo, and five other commissioners had already responded to questions raised by members on the conduct of the exercise.

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