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I am ready for the Police -- Tambuwal


Aminu Tambuwal has said he is ready for questioning by the police or any security agency.

In a statement on Saturday, Tambuwal who warned the police against being used by one of the arms of government to undermine the others.
He decried the falsehood perpetrated by the police to justify its invasion of the National Assembly on Thursday.

The statement reads: "The attention of the Hon Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, has been drawn to publications in the media to the effect that the Inspector General of Police has ordered that he, Speaker, be invited to the Force Headquarters and that he be arrested if he resisted.

"The Honorable Speaker wishes to state that he is a law abiding citizen of the Federal Republic Ned of Nigeria who has no immunity against arrest and prosecution except ail privileges as may be provided by the Legislative Powers and Privileges Act.

"Accordingly , the Hon Speaker states for the records that he is available, ready and willing to answer any lawful invitation from any of the Security agencies on any matter for which they may require his attention.

"The Speaker expresses dismay at the unprofessional conduct of the Nigerian Police in the attempt to stop him from accessing the House of Representatives chambers on the 20th November 2014 to preside over the Special Session of the House on the State of Emergency Extension requested by Mr President, for which he had recalled members from their working recess.

"Most disgraceful is the false statement later issued by the Police in which they claimed that in the lawful exercise of their duties " Alh Aminu Tambuwal CFR, arrived the venue with a motley crowd,who broke the cordon, assaulted the Police and evaded due process".

"This blatant falsehood coming from a law enforcement agency, that is expected to be neutral and lawful, is unfortunate, to say the least.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the Hon Speaker came to National Assembly accompanied by Hon Members as is customary during any sitting of the House. They all came with their official vehicles but were disallowed from driving into the premises. Certainly Hon Members, who arrived the precinct of the National Assembly in response to a call to perform an urgent, critical national assignment, cannot be described by any self respecting institution as "a motley crowd.

"It is important to remind the Nigeria Police Force that as a public institution that provides common services for all the arms of government, they must not allow themselves to be used by one of the arms to undermine the others.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    No be today our police done corrupt, it’s good that the govt officials are tasting a little of what common citizens face every single day we encounter them. Their corrupt nature now is eating into the govt sector, so we better find a lasting solution if not one day e go be the president

  2. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Aminu Tambuwal is a great man I like his courage, this is why I hate Nigeria police when they want to arrest you and they found no crime against you they will combine a false allegation against you just to make sure they succeed. Aminu Tambuwal God is with you.

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