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  • Updated: May 22, 2024

Heavy security as DSS, police storm Cross River Assembly complex

Heavy security as DSS, police storm Cross River Assembly com

There is a presence of heavy security as fierce-looking officials of the Department of the State Services, DSS, the Dragon Squad and personnel of the Nigerian Police Force have taken over the Cross River State Assembly complex.

The security personnel also barricaded every access to the complex at the time of filling this report.

The development came at a time when members of the Cross River State House of Assembly impeached their Speaker, Hon. Elvert Anyambem.

Allnews.ng reported that Hon. Ayambem was impeached over alleged gross misconduct and administrative high-handedness.

Reports have it that a plot to remove Anyambem has been on for months as members have been expressing misgivings at his conduct and modus operandi.

As of Tuesday, 17 members had signed up for his impeachment and the motion for his removal was moved on the floor of the House by the member representing Calabar South 1, Hon. Effiong Ekarika and seconded by Charles Omang.

After impeaching him, the mace was taken away by the members.

However, Vanguard can confirm that members of the state assembly have moved to Transcorp Hotel where the new Speaker will emerge.

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