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Police seals off Kogi Assembly

Police seals off Kogi Assembly

The crisis  rocking  the Kogi  State  House of Assembly assumed a new dimension yesterday when the complex was finally  sealed of by the security agents. This follows the failure  of the Assembly to resolve the leadership crisis that has bedeviled  the house in the last three months.

Our correspondent who visited  the Assembly complex yesterday morning observed that the main entrance to the assembly complex was blocked by heavily armed policemen and prevented members who were billed to conduct budget defence from accessing the complex. The road leading to the complex was also barricaded by armed policemen who subjected staff of the assembly to scrutiny and only allowed them in upon confirmation of their employment status through their Identity Cards.

The security agent claimed  to be acting based on instructions from the commissioner of police following a directive from the Force Headquarters in Abuja. Speaking on the seal-off, Mr Aliyu Akuh, deputy to the embattled speaker Momoh-Jimoh Lawal said the crisis remained unresolved as earlier directive to return to status quo ante by the House of Representatives was ignored by the five members. Read more

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