No Order to Arrest Tambuwal – NSA

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

The Office of the National Security Adviser has described as “unfair and a total falsehood” reports that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has ordered the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

In a statement Saturday that did not refer to Mr. Tambuwal as Speaker, Mr. Dasuki’s office denied that a directive was given for Mr. Tambuwal’s arrest at a meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba.

The Director, Special Duties in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Bello Fadile, a retired colonel, who signed the statement, described the alleged plan to apprehend the Speaker as “untrue and total falsehood”.

In a statement Friday night, Mr. Tambuwal had reacted to reports that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had given instruction for his arrest in connection with Thursday’s commotion at the National Assembly.

“The Honourable Speaker wishes to state that he is a law abiding citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who has no immunity against arrest and prosecution except privileges as may be provided by the Legislative Powers and Privileges Act,” Mr. Tambuwal said through a statement by his spokesperson.

“Accordingly , the Hon Speaker states for the records that he is available, ready and willing to answer any lawful invitation from any of the Security agencies on any matter for which they may require his attention.”

The confusion at the lawmaking complex, which saw the police firing teargas at lawmakers and lawmakers scaling fences, was triggered by the police themselves after they blocked members heading to the chamber for plenary.

The lower chamber had suspended its break to enable it consider President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for extension of the emergency rule in the three North-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – worst hit by the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

But in his statement, Mr. Fadile said there was no plan by anyone to arrest the Speaker.

“It is not only untrue and mere fabricated reports that the NSA met with the VP and ordered the arrest of Hon Tambuwal,” the statement said. “The fact is that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been outside the country since Wednesday on pressing national security issues.

“To the best of our knowledge there is no any order for the arrest of Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the House of Representatives.

“We therefore urge the media to always cross-check their stories before going to the press.”

The Inspector General of Police had also on Saturday denied giving an order for the arrest of Mr. Tambuwal.

When contacted by PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson for the Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said, “That is not true, the IGP did not order anybody to arrest him(Tambuwal).

“There is no such order, the IGP did not order the arrest of anybody. It depends on the people who are investigating the case to determine who has questions to answer and who may be prosecuted.

“My advise is that, you cannot attack the police and go unpunished. The law must catch up with you. Even with people in authority, the police must be respected,” Mr. Ojukwu said.


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  • Wähala

    Touch Tambuwal, Touch Nigeria…
    For the 3rd. time, the above has become necessary because only an imbecile does the same phoolish thing expecting different results each time. We saw Dumbo’s vindictive use of security forces against Gov. Amaechi in “Pitakwa Politics” and it failed; he chased Emir Sanusi under the bed at the Govt. House in Kano and failed… now persecuting the 4th. citizen of Nigeria is impunity taken to the brinks, and it may cost him his presidency even before the general election next year. Speaker Tambuwal and those Legislators who scaled the fence saved our democracy and are heroes, if at all anybody needs to be invited for questioning, it is IGP who clearly breached his sphere of influence by barricading the House against certain members in an evil plot to subvert democracy. Tambuwal should ignore the police, Nigerians are sick and tired of PDP’s gangland leadership and if need be, will defend and salvage our nation from total collapse because of one moron’s insatiable need to be call, “Mr. President”…my honey-colored ahss!

    Ghanaian Prof. Ayittey commenting on Tweeter yesterday…
    “(Nigeria) deserves a better leader… Nigerians should not put up with mediocrity and should mount a recall (Dumbo) campaign. They should check Chapter VI of their Constitution, §143 and $144 about removal of the President and Vice President from office other than through elections… §137; 1c: “”A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if under the Law of any State in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise, declared to be of unsound mind”” – cr. Kola Adepoju (edited by @Wähala for clarity)

    Remember Prof. Ayittey from 2yrs ago? What we’ve been telling them has been reiterated, Dr. Dumbo is mentally retarded. No doubt on my mind he’s a psychopath with a meek smile. Nigeria cannot be led by a local Hitler, time to act is now before he plunges Nigeria into ethno-religious war that will destabilize the whole West Africa… my clarion call be dat!
    Remember Prof. Ayittey from 2yrs ago? What we’ve been telling them has been reiterated, Dr. Dumbo is mentally retarded. No doubt on my mind he’s a psychopath with a meek smile. Nigeria cannot be led by a local Hitler, time to act is now before he plunges Nigeria into ethno-religious war that will destabilize the whole West Africa… my clarion call be dat!

    • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

      Former Speaker of House of Rep Mr Tambuwal
      must be arrested or….

      • Wähala

        Touch Tambuwal, Touch Nigeria…
        You mumu no get the balls, he’s leaking thru his ahnus as I type…
        Ask him to dare and lose his torso in the political firestorm that will send you Aborigines back to the creeks… Drunkards!

        • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

          You said same during Nyako impeachment saga. He was removed peacefully nothing happened. you can go ahead and burnt down the whole north. Who cares. Anytime you try it in the east. Allah will bless you with your desired caliphate

          • Ahmad

            Is that the new logo of the state of Biafra? Mentally enslaved urchins.

          • Alcindo Satori

            Mentally enslaved on mother’s pussy!!! So now we know why boko haram sponsors (APC retards) cannot be arrested; APC plans to plunge Nigeria into serious problem if it’s done!

          • Wähala

            The first time I “borrowed” the lyrics was during Pitakwa Politics involving Chidi Lloyd and their House mace… Next, was when (now) Emir Sanusi said he was ready to drive himself to jail. Today, it has become necessary because again, a House mace was involved as the NASS Sgt. -at- Arms was detained for refusing to relinquish the mace for police to give it to Nwa nnaa, Mazi Hon. Emmy Ihedioha. Biko, refer me to the comment where I backed Murtala Nyako, a thug who said Boko Haram war is Biafrans taking revenge… tufiakwa gi!

        • King Carlos

          Loool

      • Reality

        Pure ignorance of the law

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          GO SIDDON FOR DORTY !!
          Tambuwal is lawless,he is no more speaker !

          • Wähala

            You no get shame?
            Others have taken a cold shower but you’re still here singing the same Alleluia in coarse voice. Why did the PDP make a U-turn… and NSA Dasuki denying his gra-gra? If he’s no longer Speaker, why did your moron write him to reconvene the House… only to lay the failed & disgraceful ambush? Hahaha chai, shame don catch Dumbo enter toilet. Hope he’s purging hard from his stup*dity. Ole! Oloti buruku, Olosi.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        NWANNA DALU !!

        GBAM !!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Nigeria just jumped South Africa to emerge Africa’s biggest economy while Ghana is bankrupt and negotiating with IMF for a bail-out !!
      Prof, Ayittey should remove the log in his eyes first. Meanwhile @Wahala,you have been quoting this same man with the same information for more than 6 months…….the man cannot be repeating the same quote on a daily basis. YOU NO DEY TIRE FOR ALL THIS BOO BOO WEY YOU DE SPREAD ?

      • Wähala

        Reno don pay una? I heard you and @the truth were among the miscreants that protested on Punch… LoL!
        Looked for you even at Doyin Okupe’s Pointblank News, kokoko! Shaa, I knew you will not last on hunger strike against Reno Omokri but kudos! for staking claims to your labor rights, man must wack… my broda. Welcome Home! Nobody missed you, I must report with a gulp of odeku… Hahaha chai!
        Thema…
        Six months ke? I’ve been quoting Prof. Ayittey for 2yrs… he tweeted after reading of the mess your moron drop for NASS wey cos Lawmakers to cover dia noses inside Chambers. It was carried on local ati major international news outlets so, good ol’ Prof. Ayittey with an ever present mind for bad news from Nigeria simply swooped on the fracas to once again call on mumu Nigerians to start a campaign to recall ijaw Jona Dumbo… dat na the update in a nutshell, provoke me and I will tell you about one Honorable who almost strangled David Mark in cold blood… wallahi!

  • Dumbo

    Mr OJukwu or whatever your name is. Does the police have the right to attack and go free? Remember your office is a public office, you are on tax payers money and you will leave there one day. So control your arrogance.

    • Ahmad

      That’s very true. Drum that into their naughty skull.

    • Ziqau

      I like that! Thats the good one

  • tundemash

    Dumbo cowards !!!
    They claim to have majority in the House of Rep and yet scared to use the majority to lawfully impeach the Speaker but would rather result to gangsterism .

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  • PROF

    Apc can make noise ,even if tambuwal is arrested nothing will happen .

    • Troublesome

      If he is not arrested you can go ahead and arrest hime yourself.

  • Alcindo Satori

    So now we know why boko haram sponsors (APC) cannot be arrested; APC plans to plunge Nigeria into serious problem if it’s done!

  • clairvoyance

    Don’t start what u can’t finish dumbo all those ur terrorist supporters urging u on we sure meet their waterloo one of this days.

  • ceweeco projects

    They just don’t get it GEJ. They don’t know how you have the ability to be so hot, classy, talented & sustain personality for days so they make up rumors about you to help their ego & kill time until they find out your next move. They wonder if you even think of them at times. Can someone die of jealousy? Yes, hopefully they’ll die thinking of you. You mostly don’t have haters of you, but mostly you have haters of your success. They just hate you GEJ ’cause you ain’t them. GEJ, gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.

  • AIYEKOTO

    Ojukwu is a member of Politically Directed Police (PDP) and that kind of police he belongs to has lost its respect among Nigerians. Yesterday, this Ojukwu told the nation that the police acted on intelligence report that hoodlums and thugs were to invade National Assembly but the police failed to inform the Speaker and the President of the Senate about the impending danger. As if the Police themselves are street URCHINS, they blocked the Speaker, Tambuwal and other APC members from entering the National Assembly. Is Ojukwu saying that the Police mistook Tambuwal and other APC members of the House for thugs and hoodlums? The action of the Police was a partial coup and those involved should be tried for High Treason!!

  • Olutola

    Welcome to Anarchy. NSA did this deliberately to forestall IGP from making good his empty threat. So sule try arrest speaker and face Nigerians. All I know is Nigeria is not Egypt or Libya, no one can rule any longer than we allow him and usually not more that 8yrs. Gowon was only odd man out (9yrs) and some we will tolerate for only 6yrs. When we say it is over, it is simply over!

  • Otile

    Wallahi. Imam Abu Tambuwal the anarchist, the attention seeker, the man.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Nigeria is a country of law,our actions ought to be guided by the lines contained in our constitution,Tambuwal took the law into his hands,he invaded NASS complex with a bunch of hoodlums who not only scaled the fence but also attacked security agents physically.
    Tambuwal courtesy of section 68 of the constitution is technically no more a legislator as it were and had no right to display that degree of hooliganism with his thugs.Tambuwal deserves to be sanctioned !!

    • bala

      Please can someone tell me why Orksr said the precidency imposed on him to say the Oct bombing was not done by him so that northerners will be faulted for it.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Aboki…biko,keep to the subject matter…..abi na you interview Orkar for South Africa prison ?

        • Wähala

          Shut-up dia! Why has dumbo not tried his brosther, Charles Okah in Nigeria… what is holding the law taking him to court since four years? Abi, Nigeria no get statute of limitation on how long a suspect can be in jail awaiting trial? BTW, who even teach you to write in my style, do you speak the three main Naija lingua, never use “biko” again without clearance from me. And, don’t worry, Henry Okah will soon be freed by SA to nail your monkey before elections next year… you don’t know what we know, go figure!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            “Your style” ? Megalomaniac delusion !!!

          • endingNaija

            Shut Up Tawanda Otile Omokri! Stop copying him!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            OK, Mr zombie fan club………I hear you !!

    • endingNaija

      Pele o Reno Omokri na Tawanda na otile. “Nigeria is country of law” yet your party PDP did the following in Ekiti state-(i) In the Ekiti state state house of assembly of 26 members (19 APC and 7 PDP), 7 PDP members SAT and “IMPEACHED” the speaker . (ii) to form a quorum your party PDP imported three thugs so that they will be TEN. Nigerians have asked your party PDP to show us the photographs of the other three thugs your party imported TO VOTE in the assembly, Reno Omokri, your party has not. And you open your mouth to say that Nigeria under your party PDP is “a country of law.” Which law? PDP Goodluck Jonathan Ogogoro Law?

  • Sharia_Haram

    Arrest him NOW.

  • bikky

    Ojukwu will never be mentioned in any good circumstances but in illegal issues and actions,your senior Ojukwu did and said more than this what lasted him?porous End. Lawlessness beget lawlessness,Lawless PDP beget lawless APC. I pity present and coming generations,useless old men,I don’t know what they want to be teaching their Children as related to civic when they lack one.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Does it then mean that every Yoruba who goes by the name “Obafemi” or “Awolowo” is a genocidal and suicidal war criminal ? Answer my question , numbskull !!!!

      • bikky

        Na you sabi.

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