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Drama as police arrest ousted Plateau Speaker, 10 others



There was a mild drama as police whisked impeached Plateau speaker and 10 other assembly members into four waiting vehicles and disappeared on Monday.

Congress gathered that at around 3:15 pm, Plateau Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, paraded the 11 assembly members to four awaiting Hilux vehicles and were taken away.

The embattled members said: “We are firm and resolute in our duties to the Plateau people that voted us to the House in our struggle to fight to a logical conclusion until the Speaker is reinstated.”

Hon. Zingtin Sohchang,member representing Langtang South said: “We are now being bungled into four Hilux vehicles by security men to yet to be ascertained place and if after 20miniutes you call us and no response, you should know that we have been taken to an unknown place.”

The speaker, when interrogated by reporters if he was under arrest, replied: “I cannot say whether I am under at moment.”

A close source said, the speaker and the 10 lawmakers were smuggled out of Assembly complex through the back southern gate by security men led by the Commissioner of Police.

However, at press time security agents have teargassed the protesters at the assembly Complex.

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