Police Arrests CUPP Spokesman Ugochinyere Over Alleged$10b Bill Gates bribe

By Abimbola Ogunnaike

The Spokesman for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP),Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force over allegation of bribery made against the House of Representatives and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Ugochinyere was arrested yesterday at his residence in Abuja .

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by his team of lawyers on Thursday.

They alleged 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.

It would be recalled 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 allegation.

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.


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