BEVERLY HILLS, July 24, (THEWILL) – Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has faulted the siege on his home by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) insisting that he was never invited by any security body.
THEWILL had reported that Ekweremadu’s house was invaded by the Nigeria Police on Tuesday morning and prevented him from going to the National Assembly.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, the deputy Senate president revealed that he was expected to preside over Tuesday’s plenary in the absence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who was scheduled to honour an invitation by the police.
“The Apo Legislative Quarters residence of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is currently under the siege of men of the Nigeria Police Force and the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),” the statement read.
“With the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, expected to report to the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force in Guzappe, Abuja, this Tuesday morning, Senator Ekweremadu was expected to preside over plenary.
“They took over the entire vicinity before 6:00 a.m. There is no going in or coming out.
“There was no prior invitation to the senator by any of the security agencies or the EFCC.”
Meanwhile, there are indications that Saraki would be leading senators to the residence of Ekweremmadu.
Ekweremmadu was absent at plenary on Tuesday which prompted Saraki to insist that he along with other senators would visit him.