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Malami Orders IGP To Provide Security For 17 Edo Lawmakers

Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Minister of Justice has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris to provide security for 17 lawmakers in Edo State.

Malami’s decision follows a petition by Idahosa West-Chambers and said it is a move to prevent the breakdown of law and order.

AGF Abubakar Malami

The 17 lawmakers loyal to Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Thursday elected a new speaker of the House of Assembly in a separate location, with Godwin Obaseki, Governor of the state allegedly ordering the vandalism of the assembly in order to prevent his impeachment.

He has also been alleged of preventing lawmakers from getting into the assembly complex, with seven other lawmakers backing him.

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