Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Sen. Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, has presented before the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a petition against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) who also doubled as the Minister of Justice and the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Magodo Residents Association had petitioned the Senate, through their Senator representing them, alleging that AG and the IGP attempted to forcefully execute a Court judgment in their estate.
Abiru said that his constituents are praying that the Senate intervene in the matter to ensure that armed police officers stationed in their community vacate for amicable resolutions by the state government.
According to a release signed by Mr Enitan Olukotun, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Senator, he said that the petition against the AGF and IGP was ‘’over illegal invasion of Magodo GRA, Phase 2, Ikosi Ketu, Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State by men of the Nigeria Police Force, in a bid to illegally execute a court judgment.
“The repressed property owners in the upscale neighbourhood are seeking the intervention of the Nigeria Senate in the matter for gun-wielding Policemen to be withdrawn from the Estate and to allow the Lagos State Government to conclude its efforts of resolving the matter amicably”.
According to the statement, Abiru told the Senate that the petitioners are not seeking any judicial remedy.
After the presentation, President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan requested that the petition be laid before the Senate for the consideration of the Senate Committee on Ethic Privileges and Public Petitions.
The committee was mandated to report back to the Senate in four weeks.
It you would recalled that armed policemen weeks back stormed the Magodo Estate on the order of the Attorney General of the Federation to allegedly enforce a court judgment which led to face – off with residents.
The Governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu visited the estate to personally intervene in the matter and had to make contacts with federal authority before the situation was brought under control.