DSS Arrests PDP Senator, Abaribe


The Department of State Services, DSS, on Friday arrested Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, the lawmaker representing Abia South senatorial district.

According to one of his legislative aide, Senator Abaribe was arrested at a hotel located in the Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory.

No reason was provided by the legislative aide on why the Senator, who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Steel development and Metallurgy, was picked up by agents of the secret police.

However, Senator Abaribe's arrest comes just days after he alleged that N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget for the for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms.

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