The Nigerian Police Force has explained the rationale behind its invitation to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
The police explained on its Facebook page that it received a petition from an unnamed senator, who alleged unauthorized substitution of senate document.
It said in line with the policy of the police leadership on gathering evidence before invitation, the matter was referred to the Force CID in Abuja for investigation.
After conclusion of investigations, a letter was subsequently sent to the clerk of the National Assembly to facilitate a meeting of some principal officers of the senate and the clerk with the police investigating team headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force CIID, the statement said.
The statement stressed that the meeting is expected to hold at a time and venue convenient for the parties involved.
In apparent response to claims by the spokesman for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh that Mr. Ekweremadu would be arrested, the statement said the force has “healthy respect” for democratic values, hence, it does not have any plans to arrest the deputy president of the senate.
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