Breaking: Police set lawmaker free after House of Reps intervention

Breaking: Police set lawmaker free after House of Reps intervention

The police have released a member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Lado, from detention after reportedly spending three days at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility in Abuja.

The Punch reports that Abubakar Lado was set free on Wednesday, October 10 after the House of Representatives passed a resolution for his immediate release. gathers that the House had threatened to summon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, if the police failed to release Lado before midnight of Wednesday.

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Lado was subsequently released and he reported to the House on Thursday, October 11.

The House leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, who had earlier on Wednesday proposed a motion for the summoning of the IG, asked that the matter be rested.

Lado rose to thank his colleagues for coming to his assistance. He simply said that his arrest was “political.”

Meanwhile, previously reported that a Twitter user @umelojoe called for help to find justice for a Lagos state corp member whom he claimed was wrongfully arrested during a police raid in Bariga.

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According to @umelojoe, the corp member identified as, EZE James with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) number LA18b/2361, was first detained in Bariga station before he was locked at Ikoyi prison after his case was heard in court.

The Twitter user revealed that James was even defended by the NYSC and they had requested for a bail which was denied at the police station.

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