The Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) reportedly said the news about the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, ordered by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, are unfair and false.
According to a Press Release By PRNigeria, the Director Special Duties in the ONSA, retired Colonel Bello Fadile, described the reports and rumours as untrue and total falsehood.
Colonel Fadile said: “It is not only untrue and mere fabricated reports that the NSA met with the VP and ordered the arrest of Hon Tambuwal. The fact is that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has been outside the country since Wednesday on pressing national security issues.
“To the best of our knowledge there is no any order for the arrest of Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the House of Representatives.
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“We therefore urge the media to always cross-check their stories before going to the press.”
According to the Sahara Reporters, the Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, has also denied the report to arrest Tambuwal. He nevertheless added that: “It lies with the investigators to determine who should be quizzed and/or prosecuted, as the case may be for criminal acts.”
Earlier, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, promised to honor the date with the police authorities but cautioned the police to remain politically neutral.