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Nasarawa Assembly calls for Attorney-General’s sack

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on Governor Umaru Al-Makura to immediately relieve the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi of his appointment over misconduct at the Assembly.

The House reached a resolution to call for the sack of the Attorney-General on Tuesday after it deliberated on the issue of misconduct raised by the Majority leader, Godiya Akwashi.

Akwashiki, who brought the issue under matters of urgent public interest, said Lagi came to the complex during plenary and scaled the fence to gain entrance into the Assembly.

He said that the commissioner took the decision having been stopped by the security at the gate.

The Majority Leader wondered why the Attorney-General could engage in the scaling of a fence.

He said that by such act “Lagi is not fit to occupy the office of Attorney- General.”

The Assembly therefore resolved that Lagi should be sacked with immediate effect from the Al-Makura’s cabinet.

The resolution read by the Deputy Speaker, Elisha Agwadu, also directed that the police should investigate and prosecute the Attorney-General, over his mission to the Assembly.

This, the House said, became necessary to serve as a deterrent to others.

The Chairman and members of the State Independent Electoral Commission appeared before the Assembly on Tuesday to answer questions over the conduct of the local government election held on Saturday.

However, a mild drama ensued when the state Attorney-General attempted to serve the Assembly with a court order restraining it from interfering with the activities of the commission.

The order he said was issued by the state Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Attorney-General was prevented by the police at the entrance to the complex and he resorted to scaling the fence to gain access.

The Assembly quickly ordered for his arrest for scaling the fence and he was whisked away by the police.

Umar Ismaila, the Police Public Relations Officer later told NAN that the Attorney-General was only invited by the Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, following complaints from the legislators.

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