The Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu and controller General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Gambo Muhammed has been asked to appear before the House of Representative over death of Ndubisi Emenike , a senatorial candidate in Imo State.
The House reached a decision to summon the security chiefs on Thursday after the deputy chief whip of the house Nkirikah Onyejeocha moved a motion of urgent public importance.
Moving the motion, Onyejeocha pointed said that there were several occasions where security agencies used their fire arms for other purposes which were not related to protection of life and properties, “there has been several instances of where the members of the security agencies had used their firearms for purposes other than the protection of lives and properties, including but not limited to discharging and shooting at public events as rallies, wedding, burial etc, often for amusement and wild celebration,” she said.
The House committee Police Affairs, Nigeria Armed Forces and other relevant committees were charged with the investigation.
The chief whip further explained that if action was not taken to address and regulate Security agencies on the use of firearms, more lives will be wasted needlessly and Nigerians will lose faith inability of law enforcement to handle firearms.
The house, however, mandated the IGP of police to investigate and bring to justice the culprit and other killings attributed to the wrongful use of firearms.
Also, the Nigeria Police, Army and other security agencies authorized to carry fire arms to desist/ be prohibited from shooting/ discharging firearm for amusement, celebrations, jubilation or otherwise other than for the purpose of protection.