The Anambra State House of Assembly factional speaker, Ikem Uzoezie, on Tuesday, was allegedly invited for a meeting by the Department of State Service.
Uzoezie was seen driving out of the Assembly complex around 11am accompanied out by DSS officials.
Some minutes later, Uzoezie began to circulate a Whatsapp message which read, “I’m in SSS office now.”
When our correspondent spoke with the director of DSS in the state, Mr Yusuf Isyaku, he denied the arrest of Uzoezie.
He said, “We didn’t arrest anybody. Call Uzoezie now. We didn’t arrest Uzoezie.”
Attempts to get Uzoezie on the telephone failed as calls to his line rang out.
Shortly after Uzoezie left for the DSS office at Amawbia, the House sat with the allegedly impeached Speaker, Rita Maduagwu, presiding over plenary.
Some lawmakers who attended the session passed a vote of confidence on her.
Maduagwu was allegedly impeached on November 13th, 2018 by 25 out of 30 lawmakers of the House for high handedness, financial impropriety, incompetence, and gross misconduct.
Meanwhile, heavy police presence was noticed at the Assembly complex, on Tuesday, while visitors were subjected to a rigorous search before they were allowed entrance. – Punch
– Dec. 4, 2018 @ 15:55 GMT |