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Reps Summon DSS DG Over Invasion Of Ekiti Assembly

Lawal Musa Daura

The House of Representatives has summoned the Director-General of Department of State Security Service (SSS) to appear before it within 48 hours to explain why SSS personnel invaded Ekiti State House of Assembly.

The summon followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor (PDP-Delta) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Armed operatives of the SSS invaded the assembly complex on Friday and reportedly arrested four members.

Mr. Ogor decried the action, saying such interference violated the principle of separation of powers.

“It is a clear violation of the provisions of the constitution; it is unacceptable as it demonstrates interference with an arm of government.

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“If somebody violates the law and nothing is done, it gives him the privilege to move forward.

“Therefore, it is important that we summon the Director-General of the DSS to explain where the agency derives its powers to invade and destabilise the activities of the House.

“It is important to respect the rule of law and the sanctity of this institution must remain sacrosanct,” Mr. Ogor.

The speaker, Yakubu Dogara, referred the matter to Committee on Public Safety and Intelligence for further legislative action.

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