The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Presidency to prevail on Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to caution Commissioners of Police in both Anambra and Benue States over the invasion of Houses of Assembly in the two states by the police.
This motion to caution the IGP was moved by Hon. Rotimi Abiru representing Somolu Constituency 2 during plenary.
The prime mover condemned in totality the interference of security agencies in legislative businesses, saying that the primary duty of police is to protect properties and maintain peace and order.
The House also commended the landmark judgment of the Chief Judge in the State, Adam Onum who harped on the independence of the Legislative arm of government.
Contributing, Hon. Rotimi Olowo representing Somolu Constituency 1 affirmed that without legislature, there is not democracy.
Hon. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe Constituency 1 stressed that the duty of the police is to maintain law and order, saying “It is an aberration for the police to invade Houses of Assembly”.
In his submission, Hon. Dayo Fafunmi (Ifako Ijaiye Constituency 1) said that sanity of the Houses of Assembly must be protected.
Other lawmakers who contributed to the issue condemned out rightly the interference of the Nigerian police in the business of parliament and commended the chief Judge who ruled over the matter.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa added that the Nigerian Police does not have the power to interfere in legislative matters.