– The PDP Senate caucus has demanded a probe over the recent raid of Governor Umahi’s residence
– Senators of the opposition party, asked the police to set up an investigative committee to look into the raid
– Led by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the PDP lawmakers described the raid as an illegal invasion
The Peoples Democratic Party senators have called for a committee to be set up to investigate the recent police raid on the Abuja residence of the Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi.
The PDP Senate Caucus, led by minority leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, accused the police of invading Umahi’s residence in a ‘gestapo style’.
The Sun reports that Abaribe described the raid as unconstitutional accused the police of dragging its feet in constituting a panel to look into the raid.
He said: “Let’s assume it was hired thugs that invaded the residence of a sitting governor of a state, whose duty is it to apprehend the brigands? Or does raids by thugs not constitute a crime? “The police must come clear and the only way to do that is to carry out a thorough investigation and apprehend the culprits. We are in a democracy and people should not be made to live in fears as though we are in a lawless society. If a sitting governor could be subjected to such harrowing experience, then you can imagine what will happen to the man on the street.”