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Niger speaker wants police out of Assembly complex

By Wole Mosadomi

Minna—The Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Isah Kawu has called on the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Amore to ask his men to vacate the House and allow members carry out their legislative functions.

Kawu also advised his impeached predecessor, Alhaji Adamu Usman to stop parading himself as Speaker.

He spoke with newsmen in Minna yesterday, saying that the continued occupation of the house by the police was illegal as it was a breach of the rights of the lawmakers to meet and carry out their duties.

However, reacting to the call, Police Commissioner, A more defended the police action pointing out that he had not in any way breached any law but only complied with a court order.

Kawu had described the continued occupation of the police as a gag on the legislators, which he said was unacceptable, unconstitutional and a violation of the right of the lawmakers.

Asked what the lawmakers would do if the police failed to leave the House, Kawu said, “we have many options which I may not want to disclose now.”



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