👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
A lawmaker who challenged security officials working on orders from above to lay siege on the National Assembly has finally been allowed access into the legislative complex.
Boma Goodhead, who was denied entry, became frustrated by the attempt by the Executive arm of government to intimidate her and stop her along with other colleagues from performing their duties.
The House of Representatives member from Rivers had arrived to the NASS after a call was made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for an emergency meeting at the National Assembly so that decision on urgent matters of the state, including the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for a supplementary budget for the INEC, can be made as soon as possible.
But, the meeting which comes two weeks after the Assembly went on recess following several showdown with the executive was not held as at the time of this report.
DENISAURUS News gathered that lawmakers arrived on Tuesday and wanted to gain access to the legislative complex for the emergency meeting, but they were denied entry by the Department of State Security Service operatives.
Though the DSS is led by Lawal Musa Daura, this paper understands that the siege on the 8th NASS was orchestrated by the National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and the inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The NSA chief has come under controversy several times. In one occasion, after the DSS DG wrote a damming report against Ibrahim Mustafa Magu a “corrupt” officer gunning for the top role at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC General Monguno wrote a second report which sought to clear him.
The NASS Senate went on to reject the nomination of the recently promoted Commissioner of police based on the first report and failure to defend himself properly of the allegation during his screening.
Staff of the EFCC who had provided details of the indicting reports to this website many months before it was reported by other mainstream media, went on to celebrated his rejection.
They indicated that their boss, despite his in competencies was being supported by the Vice President to remain illegally in office.
Aside to the blunder that lead to Nigeria’s suspension from a world renowned financial sever, Mr Magu has been blamed for causing the infraction between sister security agencies.
Similarly another Ibrahim (Idris), the IGP has been accused of using the police to attack lawmakers who insist that he must provide answers over the killings in the country.
Frustrated by the hindrances today, Mrs Goodhead dared the secret police to shoot or they must return to their station and allow her colleagues in to the NASS to do their work.
“Shoot this gun, how many people can you shoot down here? Let those bullets start coming out. We are not going anywhere,” she said.
“Use these bullets and Nigerians shall face you. I dare you to shoot these bullets. Go back to your station; go back to your station.
“You cannot come here and embarrass us. Is this the same thing Jonathan did to Buhari? If Jonathan had done this, will Buhari become president? You cannot do this to us. Start shooting at us. Have you heard?
“You come here with masked face, bullets in your guns, to intimidate. Enough is enough in Nigeria.”
Sources in the NASS say the law enforcements agents were ordered to seal of the legislative complex by “orders from above” as plans to impeach the Senate President Bukola Saraki is being perfected.
DENISAURUS News gathered exclusively that more than 50 senators have issued an undertaken against the impeachment of Senator Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
The crisis between the executive and legislators has caused many to leave the ruling party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. As it stands, the PDP have a majority in the Senate.
A plan was hatched by pro-Buhari loyalists to stop many of the defection; however, this paper can reveal that it failed.
Nigeria’s 75-year-old Commander -in Chief is currently away from the country in the UK said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in charge of affairs while he is away.
Insiders believe that the order from above direction came from Mr Osinbajo, a staunch supporter of a “corrupt” EFCC boss.
According to the DSS DG, Daura, Mr Magu is a “perennial offender” who is unfit to hold the position of chairman.
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