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Operatives of the Department of State Services, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Police in the early hours of Tuesday blocked the convoy of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, from moving out of his house, which also serves as his official residence.

The revelation was made by Saraki’s Special Adviser on International Relations, Bamikole Omisore.

Omisore said Saraki had left his residence in Abuja to attend to the invitation by the police but was blocked by several police vehicles at Lake Chad Junction in Abuja.

In a personally signed letter, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had asked Saraki to report to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Police for further interrogation on the robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State.

But Saraki said the invitation by the police was a ploy to detain him in order to frustrate the defection of some Senators and members of the House of Representatives from the All Progressives Congress.

He said the defection had been perfected for Tuesday (today) and Wednesday.

In a related development, the operatives of the DSS, EFCC and police also stormed the house of the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, in the early hours of Tuesday.

The policemen, we gathered, have restricted movement into and out of the house.

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    Ali

    July 24, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Infringing upon the fundamental human rights of Dr. Bukola Saraki and other Nigerians by the FG is a shame on us, the card carrying members of APC. With this dictatorial tendency in place, are we really sending a good message to the world? Are we not in democracy? I am beginning to lose confidence in Mr. President’s ability to give Nigerians a good leadership. This reminds me of the military era.

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