Friday, 7 November 2014

Court Orders IG To Restore Tambuwal’s Security Details

Suleiman Abba

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba to restore the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, africanexaminer reports. 

This followed a suit filed by Tambuwal challenging the withdrawal of his security details among other infarctions against his office after decamping to APC from the ruling party. He also asked the court to stop PDP lawmakers from impeaching him.

The court said that Abba erred in law by withdrawing the security detail of the Speaker when he has not been removed from office.
The IGP had while withdrawing Tambuwal security, defended the action through a statement by the Force Public Relation Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu saying that the Speaker security personnel were withdrawn because of his defection from his party that elected him speaker.
He cited the violation section 68 (1) g of the 1999 constitution as the basis for his action.
The terse statement of the Police read: “In view of the recent defection by the right Hon. Aminu Tambuwal CFR the Speaker of the House of Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the People Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress and having regard to section 68 (1) g of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as Amended, the NigerianPolice Force has withdrawn the Police personnel attached to his office”.
It would be recalled that the Speaker had on Tuesday October 28 this year, announced his defection from PDP to APC but failed to resign as the Speaker of the House.

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