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Police Shut Ekiti Assembly Complex Over Security Threat

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

OPERATIVES of the Ekiti Police Command have shut down the Ekiti State House of Assembly complex 24 hours after electing a new speaker.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Sunday Abutu, confirmed that the action was connected to an intelligence report of a possible attack on the hallowed chamber by criminal elements.

Abutu, could not, however, ascertain if the development has to do with the election of a new speaker on Tuesday.

He said police were investigating the source of the threat to peace at the state legislature.

Stonix News reports that Police and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen at strategic locations around the Assembly complex.

Staff members of the Assembly were also sighted trooping out of their offices to their respective homes.

A lawmaker, who craved anonymity, explained that the development could be linked to the information at the police’s disposal, insisting there was no crisis trailing the election of their new speaker.

Recall that the House had, on Tuesday, elected Mr Gboyega Aribisogan as the new speaker with 15 votes as against 10 polled by Mrs Olubunmi Adelugba.

The election of the new speaker was necessitated by the vacuum created by the former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, who died on October 19 after suffering cardiac arrest.

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