Pandemonium As Police Takes Over Edo House of Assembly

The Police on Monday sealed the premises of Edo House of Assembly using human-shield to avert possible breakdown of law and order.

More than 10 Hilux patrol vans and an Armored Personnel Carrier were strategically positioned within and around the state assembly complex.

edo state house of assembly in session
edo state house of assembly in session

There were also regular and mobile police operatives positioned at the three entrances to the assembly to prevent access into the complex.

Already, workers of the house of assembly have been prevented by the police from getting to their offices.

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The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Abiodun Osifo who confirmed the incident said that it was done in order to “avoid repetition of what happened last Wednesday at the complex”.

Recalled that crisis erupted on Wednesday after 16 members of the assembly removed the erstwhile Speaker of the House, Mr Victor Edoro.

Edoro was replaced with Mrs Elizabeth Ativie. Suspected thugs, loyal to both sides, had after the speaker’s removal, took over the assembly complex and engaged in a shooting match.

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