Police Frees Rep Member, Lado, After Three Days In Detention


The Nigeria Police Force has released Abubakar Lado, a member of the House of Representatives, after spending three days at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Abuja.

The lawmaker was freed on Wednesday after the House passed a resolution for his immediate release, the Punch reports.

The lower legislative chamber had threatened to summon Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, if Lado was not released before midnight of Wednesday.

Lado was released and he reported for the House's plenary on Thursday.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the House Leader,  who had earlier on Wednesday proposed a motion for the summoning of the IGP, asked that the matter be rested.

Lado rose to thank his colleagues for coming to his assistance.

He simply said that his arrest was “political.”

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