Vacate Ekweremadu’s residence – Senate to EFCC, Police
The Senate on Tuesday resolved to ask operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and police laying siege to the residence of Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to vacate residence without further delay.
The upper chamber said that the security operatives must allow Ekweremadu to enjoy his constitutional rights as a free citizen of the country.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North)
Utazi told the Senate that the siege on Ekweremadu’s residence by security operatives was a violation of his right to move freely.
He said, “This morning I left Enugu for Abuja to attend today’s sitting.
“Half way into the airport, I received a distress call from the aides working with the Deputy Senate President that his residence and the entire street had been cordoned off and nobody can move out of the house.
“As I am talking the people of Enugu State resident in Abuja have moved to Ekweremadu’s residence and they are there shouting in the rain for his release.
“What offence has he committed that would warrant his wife and children to be denied freedom to go about their duties.
“People are worried. We want to know what he has done.
“Some people told me that they heard some people wanted to defect today and because of that they don’t want him to come to the sitting.
Source: The Nation News