Kwara Lawmaker Barred from Gaining Entry into Assembly

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A member, representing Malete/lpaiye/Oloru constituency at the Kwara House of Assembly, Alhaji lliasu lbrahim, was on Thursday, prevented from entering the Assembly premises by some security operatives.

Hon Ibrahim, who arrived the Assembly gate in a convoy at about 10 am, was refused entry by the Assembly security men.

Daily Times gathered that all the entreaties made by the lawmaker to allow him access to the Assembly premises were turned down by the security men.

The security men told the lawmaker to go back home as they were acting on the instructions given them by the authority of the House.

Ibrahim, a second term member of the House and PDP member, while speaking with Daily Times, described his prevention from entering the Assembly premises as unfortunate and illegal.

He said the House suspended him for three months in Dec, 2013 which he challenged at the Kwara State High Court where judgment was delivered in his favour on June 13th, 2014.

Ibrahim added that the Assembly filed an appeal to the judgement at Court of Appeal, llorin, where a similar judgements was delivered in his favour on 7th March, 2015.

The lawmaker lamented that the Assembly is yet to pay all his entitlements as directed by the Courts in their separate judgements.

Ibrahim alleged that it was the Speaker of the House, Mr Rasak Atunwa that instructed the security men from preventing him from entering the Assembly premises.

The lawmaker regretted that he was unable to fully represent the people of his constituency who voted for him.

Effort to speak with the Speaker of the House on the matter proved futile as he was in Abuja for official assignment.

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