BREAKING: Police take over Edo Assembly

The Nigeria Police Force has taken over the Edo State House of Assembly complex in Benin city to forestall an alleged plan to attack the facility.

Standard News learned that the armed security operatives on Thursday morning gathered at the entrance of the complex in large numbers not allowing no one into the complex while patrol vehicles were stationed at the gate of the complex.

It was gathered that the police took the action following a reported threat of an attack on the facility. The police officers were led to the Assembly by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Ayoola Ajala.

This development is coming 24-hours after the assembly impeached the former deputy speaker, Yekini Idiaye, for alleged gross misconduct. He was accused of collecting N40m from a former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to support the party’s candidate in the September 19 election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Idiaye’s impeachment was sequel to a motion moved by the member representing Ikpoba-Okha constituency, Mr Henry Okhuarobo, and seconded by Mr Marcus Onobun, of the Esan-West constituency.

The member representing Orhionmwon-South constituency, Mr Roland Asoro, was elected as his replacement and was immediately administered the oath of office and oath of allegiance by the Speaker.

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