Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti – The police in Ekiti state have shut down the state house of assembly over a planned attack on the facility by some unknown thugs.
According to Vanguard, armed security men were stationed at strategic locations around the legislative chamber to prevent the alleged invasion and possible breakdown of law and order.
Why police take over Ekiti state assembly
Workers at the assembly complex were seen walking out of their offices to their homes.
One of the staff, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that an order came from the state police headquarters that workers should vacate the building in the interest of peace.
The worker added that the police said some persons were planning to attack the house of assembly.
What the Ekiti house of assembly speaker said
Gboyega Aribisogan, the speaker of the house of assembly in a telephone chat with journalists, disclosed that there was no crisis in the state assembly.
He disclosed that the leadership of the house was informed by the Ekiti state police command that an intelligence report hinted that some thugs are coming to attack the assembly facility.
The lawmaker stressed that police presence is needed to avoid the breakdown of law and order.
Aribisogan revealed that the police have promised to make further investigation on the matter and a report will be made available to the house of assembly before the closing of the day.