The Senate has demanded withdrawal of security operatives from the Abuja residence of deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
The lawmakers who spoke on the motion also criticised the APC-led government and security agencies for their alleged clampdown on perceived opponents.
Senator Chukwuka Utazi who cited order 42 and 52 brought to the attention of the Senate the incarceration of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the operatives of the Department of State Services and police 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, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, July 24.
In a related development, the convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki was blocked by SARS unit of the Nigeria Police, from leaving his Maitama residence in Abuja.
The policemen reportedly stormed the residence at about 6a.m. and prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the home of the Senate president.
Bamikole Omisore, the special assistant to the Senate president, tweeted that the police blocked the Senate president's convoy at Lake chad junction on his way to report to the police headquarters upon the last night invitation by the police received at 8pm.
Emerging reports, however, claimed that Saraki later presided over the Senate after he reportedly escaped from police blockage of his residence in Abuja.
Saraki had been on the National Assembly Complex premises long before the plenary began.
Sahara Reporters reported that there was palpable tension at the National Assembly as Senate president Bukola Saraki, drove himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle.
It was reported that Saraki was not in the vehicle when a detachment of security operatives blocked his convoy at his Apo residence with the view to preventing them from leaving the house.
Street Gist: Should the Nigerian Senate be scrapped? - on Legit.ng TV: