Rep’s aide caught burgling another lawmaker’s office

Kabir Muhammed Lawal, Legislative Assistant to a member of the Home of Representatives, Mustafa Saidu from Adamawa State, on Friday, was caught breaking into the workplace of one other lawmaker from Kano State, Kabiru Idris.

Lawal, who was apprehended with the help of a closed-circuit tv digital camera, hails from Offa, Kwara State. Saidu is a member of the Peoples Democratic Celebration whereas Idris is a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Punch correspondent obtained a duplicate of the CCTV footage displaying Lawal allegedly opening a shelf within the workplace in addition to movies of his interrogation by Idris and a few sergeants-at-arms.

In keeping with eyewitnesses, Lawal had allegedly paraded himself as a journalist in the midst of extorting cash from unsuspecting politicians and guests from Federal Authorities Ministries, Departments and Companies.

Authorities of the Nationwide Meeting have been nonetheless interrogating Lawal as of 6.18pm on Friday when this report was filed.

Idris, who’s Chairman of the Home Committee on Civil Society Organisations and Donor Companies, in his transient touch upon the incident, said that Lawal allegedly broke into his workplace after utilizing a number of keys, inside quarter-hour of exiting the workplace.

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The lawmaker mentioned, “He postpone the sunshine in my workplace however my cameras have been on and I might see him. He used totally different keys. I might see from the digital camera; he was struggling to open the door and it was lower than quarter-hour after I closed from the workplace. Mainly, he was monitoring my actions. We’ve all of the movies.”

Idris mentioned he had contacted Lawal’s boss, who was anticipated to reach within the Nationwide Meeting to see what his aide had allegedly performed.

“It is going to be unfair to take any motion or enable anyone to take any motion with out the consent of his principal. I’ve already invited him and he’s on his approach. We’ll inform him what occurred.

“The Chairman of the Press (Home Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu) is with us; his workplace was additionally burgled some time in the past. We’ve all been burgled; we don’t know what is occurring.”

Idris later advised journalists that the case had been handed over to the Nationwide Meeting administration for additional motion.

Burglars had in Could damaged into Kalu’s workplace and carted away money and gadgets.

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 Kalu had lamented the spate of insecurity in and across the Nationwide Meeting Complicated as burglars broke into his workplace.

The Home spokesman mentioned members of the Nationwide Meeting have been now not secure to hold out their legislative duties and that he was shocked to see that his workplace had been burgled.

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Nationwide Meeting Division, DSP Abdullahi Sambo, mentioned, “See me on Monday for that.”

Lawal’s boss couldn’t be reached as of press time on Friday as he didn’t choose up his cell phone when he was referred to as a number of instances.

Lawal’s boss couldn’t be reached as of press time on Friday as he didn’t choose up his cell phone when he was referred to as a number of instances.

In January 2019, the places of work of three members of the Nationwide Meeting have been looted inside every week. The affected lawmakers included Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos West Senatorial District; and Mr Muhammed Gausu Boyi, representing Ringim/Taura Federal Constituency, Jigawa State.

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