Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase yesterday admitted that the police did not implement the directive of the National Assembly on Kogi Assembly because there was a breakdown in communication.
It would be recalled that crisis started in the Kogi Assembly when a faction of five lawmakers purportedly impeached the Speaker of Kogi Assembly, Mr. Momoh Lawal.
As a result of this, the two chambers of the National Assembly declared the Assembly unfit to perform its functions and subsequently directed the IGP to seal up the Assembly until the matters are resolved.
However, the directive by the National Assembly to seal off the premises of the Kogi Assembly was not carried out.
Addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting with Leader of the House, Arase said the directive of the National Assembly was not implemented due to a breakdown in communication.
He said he was on oath to always uphold the constitution and promised that the matter would be resolved amicably.
“The discussion went on very well; we were able to understand ourselves that there was a communication breakdown. I wouldn’t do anything to breach the constitution; I am a law abiding officer.
“I swore to obey the constitution, there was a breakdown somewhere, but we will resolve it,”Arase assured.
On his part, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said they were in the process of knowing why the directive was not adhered to.
He said they had listened to the police boss on the matter and will hear from the Attorney-General of the Federation next week.
“We are not there yet as you know, the hearing is a process, this is the first day and there are several sides to it.
“We have noted the position of the IG, the Attorney-General will be with us on Monday, “he added.

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