Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the Spokesman for the Coalition of United
Political Parties, CUPP, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.
Ugochinyere was arrested yesterday at his residence in Abuja in
connection with the allegation of bribery made against the House of
Representatives and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
This was contained in a statement made available to DAILY POST by his
team of lawyers on Thursday, who claimed that the CUPP Spokesman was
manhandled while being arrested.
The arrest happened despite a Federal High Court in Abuja, on June 4,
restricting the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, from
arresting the opposition party’s Spokesman.
Recall that Ugochinyere had accused the House of Representatives of bribery over the infectious disease bill.
The lawmakers in a resolution, directed that Ugochinyere be arrested and questioned by the security agencies.
However, in a suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/475/2020, the Court had
earlier granted the prayer by the opposition Spokesman that the Green
chamber be barred from proceeding with its plan to hold a hearing on the
In his ruling, Justice Othman Musa, in the suit number
FCT/HC/BW/CV/120/2020, ordered the security agencies not to give any
effect to the resolution of the House for disobeying previous orders
granted by the court.