New Beef Between House of Reps and The Police
The House of Committee members today walked out on the Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba for not addressing Speaker Aminu Tambuwal properly when he appeared before the House of Representatives Police Committee today after several days of ignoring their invitation.
The Inspector General seemed to add salt to injury as he called the legislators who climbed over the fence last week, ‘thugs’. While trying to explain why his men invaded the National Assembly last week, the IGP said ‘one Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal led a group of thugs to overpower the security at the first gate”. A move he claimed led the police to lock down the second gate and fire a canister of teargas.
His reference to the “Speaker of the House as “one Alhaji Tambuwal” made the committee members mad and they asked the IGP to properly address the speaker of the house according to protocol or they walk out. Mr Abba said the case of the speaker was in court and as such he wouldn’t like to comment further on it.
The committee member refused to proceed with the hearing until the IGP properly addressed the speaker. They said as long as he refuses to do so, they too would no longer recognize him as IG and walked out on the IGP.