The Commissioner of Police in charge of crime investigations in the office of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Abu Shaibu who appeared before the Ad-hoc committee investigating the invasion of the Senate chamber and the alleged mace theft has revealed that one of the prime suspects in the case was caught in possession of an ID card bearing Kogi State Government House.
The commission, while defending the slow pace of the case said , they only relied on video clips in their investigation, regretting that the NASS CCTV was not functioning.
Reacting, the Senate, however, directed that the IPO in charge of the case be made to appear before it on Wednesday.
The directive was handed down to the Commissioner during the hearing.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Bala Ibn’Nallah after hearing the Commissioner of Police on the progress made in the investigation expressed disappointment over the slow pace of their investigation.
He was saddened that the suspects were still in police custody when they ought to have been arraigned in court.
“The Police is not following the rule of the law in prosecuting criminal suspects involving Senate invasion and mace theft. The law did not allow a suspect to be held in police custody more than 24 hours. ”
“By now the court would have ordered their detention in prison custody instead of Police custody,” he said.