The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere over the bribery allegation made against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Naija News had reported that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) spokesperson had accused the leadership of the House of Reps of allegedly taking the bribe from Bill Gates to pass a compulsory vaccine bill.
Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere fingered Femi Gbajabiamila as the brain behind the plot.
Ugochinyere, who stated that the bribe was to secure the speedy passage of the bill without recourse to legislative public hearing, urged lawmakers in the lower chamber to rise against impunity.
The opposition political parties revealed that the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 otherwise known as the Compulsory Vaccination Bill is proposing a compulsory vaccination of all Nigerians.
In a statement on Thursday, Ugochinyere’s team of lawyers revealed that the CUPP spokesperson was arrested yesterday.
The lawyers who claimed Ugochinyere was manhandled while being arrested, stated that 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 their client.
This online news platform recalls that members of the House of Reps had called for the arrest and questioning of the CUPP spokesperson.
However, a court had earlier granted the prayer by Ugochinyere restricting the House of Reps from holding 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.