The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the raid on the Abuja residence of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi.
Umahi’s residence had, in the early hours of Wednesday, been invaded by men suspected to be police officers.
In a statement on Friday by Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, the caucus described the raid as a direct attack on democracy and also an affront on the fundamental rights of citizens of Nigeria.
The caucus therefore asked that a probe be carried out immediately, to uncover the circumstances and those behind the invasion.
Abaribe wondered why the police seemed to be foot-dragging in constituting a panel to probe the incident, “even when it is claiming that thugs and not the police was responsible for the invasion.
“Let’s assume it was hired thugs that invaded the residence of a sitting governor of a state, whose duty is it to apprehend the brigands? Or do raids by thugs not constitute a crime?
“The police must come clear and the only way to do that is to carry out a thorough investigation and apprehend the culprits. We are in a democracy and people should not be made to live in fears as though we are in a lawless society.
“If a sitting governor could be subjected to such harrowing experience, then you can imagine what will happen to the man on the street”, Abaribe said.
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