We did not order Tambuwal’s arrest – NSA, Police deny reports

by Akan Ido

Contrary to widespread reports that Nigeria’s top security echelon ordered the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal after the Assembly complex fracas, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has denied giving any such directive.

In a statement released today by the Director of Special Duties in the Office of National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Bello Fadile, the reports were described as untrue and total falsehood.

Tambuwal was said to have been declared wanted after NSA, Sambo Dasuki and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba met with Vice President, Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa earlier in the week.

According to Fadile: “It is not only untrue and mere fabricated reports that the NSA met with the VP and ordered the arrest of Hon. Tambuwal. The fact is that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has been outside the country since Wednesday on pressing national security issues.

“To the best of our knowledge there is no any order for the arrest of Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the House of Representatives.

“We therefore urge the media to always cross-check their stories before going to the press.”

Meanwhile the Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu has also denied the report for any such order of arrest.

He, however, added that: “It lies with the investigators to determine who should be quizzed and/or prosecuted, as the case may be for criminal acts.”

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  1. Pdp u have to be careful about. Hon Tambuwa issue. If u cannot arrest mimiko of ondo fayose of ekiti anything u do to tambuwa will back fire and may end nigeria. Pdp is minurity in nigeria as of today only less 10 to 20percent of nigeria is in favour of pdp. Present government has ended pdp rule. U know notherners governor has said so and they will carry it out. Litigation will be many coming election. Nothing GEJ can do till may 29th 2015. Forget inswurgency will not be renewed. Budget will not be passed. GEJ made mistake he would have forgotten 2015 and finish this term. Nigerian will frustrate him he should not mind for peace to reign. No way for GEJ 2015 unless war. Pls pls GEJ work out for peace. Am not a politician I cannot be one. Nigerian politician are not going to heaven ever 90percent of pastors General over sears no heaven for them. They cannot advise present government well instead taking money to deceive us nigerians

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