To proffer a plausible reason for besieging the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu and keeping him under house arrest when he was supposed to be at the Senate, a letter has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The letter, a copy of which was made available to GPNews was was signed by Mohammed Umar Abba, Director of Operations.
Chief Ekweremadu and Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s residences were blockaded by security agents on Tuesday, July 24,2018 morning, apparently to stop them from getting to the Senate for the day’s proceedings.
Though the Police has denied that they blockaded the residences of the two leaders of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, had written to Saraki on Monday evening asking that he should appear at a Police station in Abuja by 8am to assist with investigation into the Offa, Kwara State armed robbery operation which he is being linked with.
Saraki had replied same evening that the invitation was politically motivated and aimed at preventing some legislators from leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC en masse.
The letter from the EFCC to Ekweremadu requested that he should report at the Commission’s headquarters, 5 Fomena Street Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Wuse 11, Abuja same day, Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 10 am prompt to interview the undersigned in respect of investigation activities into a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering in which his name “featured prominently.”
Sources have said that Saraki and Ekweremadu were meant to be prevented from presiding over the day’s session that was to feature the decampment of the law makers, and that indeed, there was a plot to effect a leadership change in their absence. But Saraki beat the cordon and made it to the Senate Chambers.