''APC Senators got $1m each to impeach Saraki''

08 August, 2018, 03:45 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Onuesoke in a statement made available to Newsmen, called "for the arrest and trial of all those involved in a special tribunal or constituted court of jurisdiction, adding that "If the DSS boss is arrested he will confess other accomplices in the failed coup at the National Assembly".

He said, "I can authoritatively tell you that those senators behind the desecration of the National Assembly collected $1m each to impeach the Senate President and his Deputy".

Images of the blockade were shared widely on social media.

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has fired the Director General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura. He later left for the SSS headquarters after the meeting to take charge of the security agency.

The IGP said this on Tuesday when he met with the Acting President, Prof.

Later in the day, Buhari's office denied authorising the move, which comes amid a surge of tension between the president and his political rivals.

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The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

Witnesses said armed men wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security stood at the gates of the building, where they were later joined by police officers. They prevented lawmakers and journalists from gaining access into the premises in what many believe to be a plot to implement the impeachment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Another prominent member of the Pro-Saraki group, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

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It is not clear if the meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon will still hold after today's turn of events. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency.

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