There is tension in Benue following the suspension of the impeached speaker of the state House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange, for six months.
According to Channels TV, the suspension took place at the old banquet hall of the Benue state Government House Makurdi on Friday, July 27.
This was after the police had barricaded the main entrance of the state House of Assembly. The lawmakers had tried to access the complex through another gate but they met opposition from the police.
Tajudeen Bakare who is the deputy commissioner of police led the blockade saying they had information that there would be breakdown of law and order.
The lawmakers subsequently moved to the old banquet hall where they eventually suspended Ikyange.
Ikyange who had earlier been impeached from his position as speaker described the impeachment process as illegal. He insisted that his colleagues were bent on destroying the legislature.’
Legit.ng had reported that the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the removal of the Benue state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni.
Owoseni's removal may not be unconnected with the exit of the Benue state House of Assembly speaker, Terkimbir Ikyange, who was removed by 22 of the 30 member-house, the Nation reports.
It was gathered that Owoseni’s office was locked but his secretary and other workers were around.
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