PDP Senators berate police over raid on Ekweremadu’s guest house
Senator Abaribe, PDP Senate caucus spokesperson
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus has lashed at the over the unwarranted raid on the official guest house of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Maitama, Abuja.
The police had on Friday raided the said guest following an alleged tip-off by a whistle -blower that the Deputy Senate President hid arms and money in the building.
In a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe the PDP caucus described the Police action as unwarranted, unacceptable and a deliberate attempt to muzzle the opposition.
It faulted police explanations that its action was as result of a tip-off from a whistle blower tip, adding that the “failed Gestapo-like operation was nothing but a smokescreen to cover up a carefully orchestrated plot to intimidate Senator Ekweremadu and by so doing cow the opposition from pointing out the failings of the government of the day.”
“The raid said to have been ordered by the Inspector General of police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on a property owned by the National Assembly was a wilful affront on democracy.” It further stressed.