SARS Bows, Frees Rep Lado

The Federal Special Armed Robbery Squad (F-SARS), Abuja has released the detained member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Lado (APC, Niger).

Speaker Yakubu Dogara had, at the commencement of plenary, enquired if the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had complied with directives by the leadership of the House to release Lado within 12 hours.

“Where is Lado? I want Lado to use his mouth and tell us his experiences,” the Speaker directed, as the Niger lawmaker rejoined his colleagues in Thursday’s plenary session.

According to Lado, “Instead of lamenting my ordeal with the Nigeria Police, I only rise to thank my honorable colleagues. I thank you very much. But I want to say that the reason behind my arrest was purely political, especially with regard to political activities in my constituency.”

Addullahi Lado, who was detained four days ago by SARS operatives, currently represents Guraja/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger State.

His release comes hours after the House of Representatives threatened to summon IGP, Ibrahim Idris.

The lawmakers had condemned the arrest as not only illegal but also “politically motivated.”

Lado and the current Chairman of Suleja Local Government, Abdullahi Maje, vied for the Gurara/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency primary election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after which his ordeal reportedly began.

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