Why Police Is Yet To Enforce NASS Resolution On Kogi Assembly – Arase

Solomon-AraseThe Inspector-general of Police, Solomon Arase, yesterday, explained the reason behind the police’s non-enforcement of the resolution of the National Assembly to seal the Kogi State House of Assembly complex.
Mr. Arase said since he is yet to get legal advise from the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, he cannot enforce the order.
The National Assembly had over a week ago ordered the police to seal the Kogi Assembly over a protracted leadership tussle among the lawmakers.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja at an exercise tagged: “Police Walk Against Crime”, which was part of the activities of the Police Week, the IGP noted that the position of the Senate had been sent to the minister for his advice on the matter.
“What I have done is to send the papers to the Minister of Justice for his advice. I am a police officer.
“I also need the advice of a legal expert to actually know the way forward. Once I get the response of the minister, I will be able to take a decision”, Arase said.
Speaking on the exercise, the police chief said it was part of the Police Week aimed at connecting with other Nigerians.
“The mental and physical health of a police officer determine the level of work he or she can do. We are really encouraged that you have come this morning in spite of your numerous schedules to assist us to walk against crime.
“This is one of the stories we have been trying to preach that the police cannot do it alone”, Arase stated.
The walk kicked off from the Force Headquarters to the Unity Fountain in Maitama and back to the Force Headquarters, with many celebrities like ex-Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo; Charles Oputa and police ambassador, Korede Bello partaking in the exercise.

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