by Dolapo Adelana
The House of Representatives has condemned the police invasion of the residence of Senator Danjuma Goje.
The House, therefore, summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for interrogation on the alleged invasion.
The legislators also directed the IGP to return all the documents relating to the 2017 budget taken by police officers involved in the raid of senator’s residence.
The motion was sponsored by Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad, a lawmaker from Gombe state.
Speaking on the floor of the House, Ahmad said the police carted away documents, including reports of the 2017 appropriation bill which was scheduled to be laid before both chambers of the National Assembly during the week.
“The way and manner security agents, in the course of their duties, invade the privacy of Nigerians citizens with impunity and without regard to law and due process, thus portraying the federal government as lawless to discerning observers and commentators, both at home and abroad.
“The gestapo manner in which the security agents invade private residences, in the course of carrying out their duties is causing apprehension in the minds of citizens and unless steps are taken to halt these extra-legal actions, the nation descend into a near-fascist state.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.