The Nigerian House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Justice, Public Petition and Police Affairs to investigate the involvement of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in the crisis over the ownership of the land in Magodo Government Residential Area, Phase 2, Lagos State.
According to the resolution of the House at the plenary session on Wednesday; “Malami and Baba are to be investigated over their alleged attempt to destabilise the peace of Lagos State.”
“The joint committee is to recommend the appropriate sanction for any officer found culpable in the illegal enforcement and break down of law and order.”
According to PUNCH, two members of the House from Lagos State, Ademorin Kuye and Rotimi Agunsoye, raised the issue through a motion that was unanimously adopted.
Moving the motion, Kuye said, “Residents of Magodo GRA Phase 2 woke up on the morning of December 5, 2020, to the sight of hundreds of arm-wielding thugs, stern-looking and fully armed policemen and members of the Shangisha Landlords Association purportedly to execute a judgment.”
“The House is worried that the execution of properties being presently executed through the Office of the AGF, with the connivance of the IGP, is illegal as only the Lagos State Deputy Sheriff can execute the same and not thugs aided by policemen.
“The House is most worried the Attorney-General of the Federation is destabilising Lagos State by using his office to back this illegality as a meddlesome interloper and the instrumentality of state – the Nigerian Police Force and their illegal court bailiffs – to scuttle ongoing settlement between the Lagos State Government, Magodo GRA 2 Residents and the judgment creditors.”
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