Conspiracy Theory: Security Men, Lawmakers Conspired To Steal The Mace-Police

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The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums on an internal conspiracy between the security men and legislators.

mac.jpgThe Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums on the internal conspiracy.

Abdul stated this during an investigative hearing into the incident by joint ad hoc committee investigating the incident.

According to him, what happened at the National Assembly was an act of internal conspiracy among some security agencies and some lawmakers.

“There should be cooperation between security agencies and the lawmakers but in this case, the attack came from the roof as the senators are not helping security matters.”

On April 16, there was an earlier hint that a group planned to invade the National Assembly and disrupt activities, which called for a build-up of security with two units of mobile police mobilized to the complex.”

“However, on April 18, at about 11 a.m., my attention was drawn to a group protesting at the gate, and while I moved to address the group, I was informed that some people were running away with the mace.”

“I signaled all the entry points that nobody drives in or out but three men approached me identifying themselves as security operatives and requested to be allowed to go.

“The strain of blood on their clothes made me suspicious and I ordered their arrest.”

“In all, six people were arrested same day and handed over to the Force Headquarters alongside charms recovered from them.”

“In addition, an unmarked Prado jeep and a Toyota Hilux were impounded and they are with the police.”

“It was later that I observed that the protest was a diversionary attention to move me out and that the protesters were the same group with those that attacked”, Abdul said.

He said that there was no communication from the Sergeant-at-Arms to the National Assembly during the invasion by the thugs.

Earlier, the Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr. Brighton Danwalex, had said that report from the investigation after the incident revealed that Senator Ali Ndume instructed the men assigned to protect the mace not to touch it during the invasion.

According to him, it was wrong for them to take orders from Ndume.

“Security men are having challenges with some legislators because they don’t want to follow checks,’’ he added.

Danwalex said that security men were overpowered due to lack of non-functional security gadgets to enhance operational capacity.

“There is no functional walkie-talkie; we would have alerted all the exit points.”

“The CCTV is not functioning and there is only one operational patrol vehicle and the entrance into the white house requires biometric doors,’’ he said.

Chairman of the committee, Sen. Bala N’allah, requested the Police to furnish it with copies of station diary where entry of the crime was made.

He also directed that the committee should be given copies of the crime routine diary, pictures of those arrested and the transfer register explaining where the invaders were transferred to.

On her part, the Co-Chairman of the committee, Rep. Betty Apiafi, blamed the invasion on negligence on the part of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

She accused them of failing to raise alarm having observed something unusual.

Similarly, Sen. Shehu Sani accused the security operatives in the complex of regularly collecting money to allow unauthorized persons into the premises.

“People troop in here by paying money to security. Supposing they were terrorists and had it been that they came in to kill someone, they would have succeeded.”

“How could five thugs succeed if there was no collusion?”, Sani said.

 Originally published in the Punch Newspaper and Sahara onlineriginally published in the Punch Newspaper and Sahara online

Lionel Messi well ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on list of top five best paid footballers — Metro

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Lionel Messi is raking it in!

Lionel Messi has pocketed nearly £30million more than Cristiano Ronaldo this season, while Gerard Pique is the fifth best paid player in the world, according to research.

France Football is set to publish a list of the best paid players, taking into consideration not only their wages but also bonuses and sponsorship deals.

Messi comes out top, with the Barcelona star raking in an incredible £110million.

His Real Madrid rival Ronaldo earned £82m, while Paris St Germain striker Neymar had an income of £71m.

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The five highest earning footballers of 2017/18

  1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona): £110m
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): £82m
  3. Neymar (Paris SG): £71m
  4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): £39m
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Fourth on the list is Gareth Bale, despite the Real Madrid forward enduring a difficult campaign in which he’s started just 16 La Liga games.

Gerard Pique (Getty)

In fifth is Pique, a surprising inclusion considering he plays in defence. Typically strikers are the best rewarded players, but the Barcelona centre-back has crept in with earnings of £25m during 2017/18.

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