Reports have emerged that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and police have reportedly barricaded the Apo residence of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
An aide to Ekweremandu was said to have confirmed to Daily Sun that the senator might be arrested and detained by the security agencies.
The reported siege on Ekweremadu's residence was also alleged by the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, July 24.
The media aide to the deputy Senate president, Uche Anichukwu, told Premium Times that the siege on Ekweremadu’s residence began early in the morning.
"The house is currently surrounded by security agencies since early in the morning.”
“That I cannot say. When you attack a man’s house, how is he supposed to be at plenary?” he questioned.
The Senate may not hold its plenary today, Tuesday, July 24, if Ekweremadu is detained since the deputy Senate president was expected to preside over plenary in the absence of Bukola Saraki who has been asked by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear at the office of intelligence response team in Abuja over the robbery incident which took place in Offa, Kwara state in April.
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In a related report, the convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki was on Tuesday morning, July 24, blocked by the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police, from leaving his Maitama residence.
The policemen reportedly stormed the residence at about 6am and prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the home of the Senate president.
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