Politics Adamawa Police Drags 3 of Nyako's Commissioners before State Assembly



The Adamawa Police Command on Monday presented three of the four commissioners in the state earlier declared wanted by the state House of Assembly.

On Thursday last week, the house had directed the Commissioner of Police in the state to issue warrants of arrest for four commissioners. The legislature had ordered the state Commissioner of Police to bring the affected commissioners to the House on Monday by 10 am.

The commissioners’ arrest was ordered for their failure to honour summons to appear before the state legislature.

The three commissioners who were personally taken to the Speaker's office by the Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abakasanga, are Mrs Lilian Stephen, Health; Mrs Lucy Ishaku, Agriculture, and Alhaji Ahmed Gorko, Commerce.

The Commissioner for Land and Survey, Malam Abdulrahaman Shaibu was said to be "still at large".

Ushering the commissioners later into the Assembly chamber the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, Mr Salau Usman, told the legislators that the police could not get the Commissioner for Land and Survey.

"I called him on phone and he promised that he will come," Usman said.

Responding, the Speaker, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, thanked the police for reacting accordingly to the House’s directive.

He still urged the police to look for the Commissioner for Land and Survey.

The three commissioners were summoned to answer questions on the implementation of the 2013 budget of their respective ministries.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Kobis Thimnu; the state Executive Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue, Alhaji Ahmad Tuta and the state Coordinator of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Alhaji Adamu Garbajo could not appear before the House on Monday as scheduled.

The three officers had written to the House seeking for a new date to appear because of some engagements and their requests were granted.