Police Take Over Cross River Assembly After Court Sacked 18 Lawmakers

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have blocked all entrances into the Cross River State House of Assembly.

The heavily armed officers, who also occupied the Assembly’s premises, turned back staff members of the Assembly. They were also prevented from loitering around.

The policemen took positions as early as 6 a.m. on Tuesday, according to eyewitnesses.

The siege may not be unconnected with the sacking of 18 lawmakers of Cross River’s House of Assembly on Monday by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the federal high court, Abuja.

He also sacked two members of the House of Representatives for crossing from the PDP to the APC on May 20, 2021.

Meanwhile, the ruling APC says it has applied to the Court for stay of execution of the judgment, while they have appealed to the Appeal Court to set the decision aside.

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