The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, reacted to the invasion of the houses of the former governor, Bello Matawalle in Gusau and Maradun by the Department of State Services (DSS) and police.
The party stated that if the government has issues with the immediate past governor, they should charge him to court rather than resulting to such barbaric and uncivilized means.
The party expressed this in a statement by Yusuf Idris Gusau, the APC publicity secretary in the state,
Recall that the security operatives reportedly invaded the ex-governor’s residences and took away away some vehicles
However, in a statement on Friday, the party described the invasion as archaic, barbaric, brutal, and unacceptable adding that the unlawful invasion is a gross violation of the sacred provisions of sections 34, 35, 37, 41, 42 and 43 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The statement further wondered what may have warranted the invasion of the ex governor who left office just a few weeks ago, adding that the entire action of the security agencies still remained a mystery to the good people of Zamfara State.
“If the government thinks it has any case against the former governor, why not charge him to court instead of resorting to such barbaric and uncivilized means?” The statement queried.
“We call on the Nigerian Police Force and Department of State Service (DSS) as a matter of urgency, to take a decisive stand against this misadventure by Zamfara State Government and the perpetrators must be identified and made to face the dire consequences of their action.
“To say the least, the action which is said to have been directed by Governor of Zamfara, Dauda Lawal, is archaic, barbaric, brutal, unacceptable and an illegal trespass on the former governor’s property in Gusau and his home town of Maradun,” he said.
He said the invasion was politically motivated, adding that those behind it should be arrested and prosecuted, adding that there was no law in the country that gave the police, the DSS or any other security outfit the right to, without notice or warrant, invade on any citizen’s property.
“The police and the DSS in Zamfara acted in error and can be accused of being political in their actions, which we want an immediate arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.” It said.
The party while called on the Inspector General of Police to direct for an immediate investigation and prosecution of those who carried out the illegal act of breaking into the two residences of Zamfara State APC leader and former Governor Bello Matawalle, said currently, the Police have barricaded roads to his Gusau residence and police have been stationed in all the residences
It further called on the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to wade into the matter and stop the security personnel from further invasion.