Anxiety as DSS Storms House of Assembly, Grips Member-Elect, Video Emerges

Anxiety as DSS Storms House of Assembly, Grips Member-Elect, Video Emerges

  • Operatives of the DSS caused tension on Thursday after invading the Anambra State House of Assembly complex and attempting to arrest lawmaker-elect Onyekachukwu Ike
  • Upon arriving at the premises, the security agents bundled the lawmaker-elect into one of their cars but were stopped by the complex security, who shut the gate against them after the strange development
  • The deputy governor, Onyekachukwu Ibezim, and the outgoing speaker of the house, Uche Okafor, also came to his aide

Awka, Anambra - There was anxiety at the Anambra State House of Assembly Complex in Awka on Thursday, June 8, when the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives stormed the complex to arrest a lawmaker-elect.

According to Trust TV on its Twitter page, the security operatives stormed the Assembly Complex and attempted to effect the arrest of Onyekachukwu Ike, an elected lawmaker for the Nnewi North State Constituency.

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DSS storms Anambra state house of assembly, attempts to arrest a lawmaker. Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: UGC

DSS attempt to arrest lawmaker-elect in Anambra House of Assembly Complex

The lawmaker-elect was arrested and bundled into one of the three vehicles the DSS drove into the premises before the security operatives stopped them at the complex.

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An eyewitness disclosed that the security men at the gate of the assembly complex followed the unusual incident as they denied the DSS operatives access to drive the lawmaker out of the premise.

The incident reportedly followed the Valedictory Thanksgiving Service, which was held to mark the end of the 7th assembly.

Anambra deputy governor rescues lawmaker-elect from DSS

Ike was released after the intervention of the deputy governor, Onyekachukwu Ibezim, who represented Governor Charles Soludo, and the house speaker, Uche Okafor.

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Esther Aneto, the clerk of the assembly, disclosed that the security operatives of the DSS did not inform the House leadership or security operating in the complex before taking action.

Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the police in the state confirmed the development, adding that the issue had been resolved but maintained that he was not aware of the circumstances around the attempted arrest.

See the video here:

Tinubu holds first security meeting with service chiefs, IGP earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu met with service chiefs for the first time since the beginning of his administration on Monday.

General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff, led the security chiefs to the meeting at the presidential villa.

Usman Alkali-Baba, the Inspector General of Police, and Yusuf Bichi, the Director General of the Department of State Service, were also in attendance.


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