Robbery at the Emir Palace: The Niger Assembly summons the CP

In the wake of the heist that took place on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Minna in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Farouk Bahago, members of the state House of Assembly have extended an invitation to the Commissioner of Police, CP, Ayodele Ogundele. Reactions continue to follow the heist.

On Monday, it is anticipated that CP Ogundele will deliver a situation report about the event that occurred inside the palace of the Emir as well as the general security situation within Minna and its environs.

This information was revealed on Friday at the palace of the Emir by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkin. He was leading other members of the assembly on a visit of condolence to the monarch at the time.

Remember that on Tuesday afternoon, around 4:30 o’clock, armed robbers invaded the Palace of the Emir and attacked his cashier as he was coming from a commercial bank where he had gone to withdraw money earmarked for the payments of the personnel at the palace. The money had been intended for the salaries of the workers at the palace.

However, the bandits managed to shoot two of the security guards before successfully escaping with the money that they had stolen from the cashier.

According to the Speaker, “We have summoned the Commissioner of Police to appear before the house in order to brief us on the update from the robbery incident as well as the general security situation in Minna and its environs, as well as the way forward.”

“The House of Representatives will work closely with the Executive Arm of the Government and provide the highest possible level of cooperation to ensure the safety of not only Minna but the entirety of the state.” The current administration’s number one concern continues to be national security.

In his response, Emir Bahago expressed gratitude to the legislators for their visit in regards to the robbery incident, as well as gratitude to God for the fact that no lives were taken during the incident.

According to him, “We assure the State Assembly of the cooperation of the State Council of the Traditional Rulers towards ensuring that the 10th Assembly succeeds in the successful performance of its legislative functions for the overall benefit of the people.”

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