Incoming reports on Tuesday morning indicate that the homes of Senate President Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu are currently siege.
Both residences of the two senior Senate officials have reportedly been taken over by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and men of the Nigeria Police.
There are also reports the Saraki’s convoy was blocked by the police while he was on his way to the Police headquarters in Abuja to go out the invitation extended to him last night.
It is still unclear why the home of Saraki, who was on Monday summoned to appear at police headquarters for further investigation into bank robberies and killings in Kwara State at 8:00am Tuesday morning, is currently under police siege.
Speculations however, are that the move is part of efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to prevent the Senate President from going to the National Assembly today, and to frustrate the alleged plots of mass defection of aggrieved lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
It was gathered that should the lawmakers carry out the planned defection from the APC, that the ruling party will become a minority party within both chambers of the National Assembly.
The siege was confirmed in a monitored report by Ripples Nigeria by both Saraki and Ekweremadu’s media aides, Olu Onemola and Uche Anichukwu, respectively.
According to Anichukwu, the home of the Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu has been surrounded by security agencies since early morning.
Ekweremadu is said to still be at his home and may not be able to attend Tuesday’s Senate plenary as security operatives at his home are said to be staying put, preventing anyone from leaving.
Meanwhile, those at the home of the Senate President were said to have left his home around 7:30 when Saraki left the premises.
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