Tinubu’s Office Burgled, Valuables Carted Away
There has been a lot of stealing going on in the National Assembly and this is not about the usual suspects.
It appears some persons consider items in the lawmakers’ possession to be part of their national cake and the victims have been ‘suffering in silence’.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu had her office at the NASS premises burgled on January 9, 2019 but unlike previous victims, she isn't ready to let it slide.
The matter was officially addressed at the Senate on Thursday, January 18, 2019, when the Lagos senator moved her motion under Order 43 of the Senate Standing Order 2015 (as amended).
She listed items carted away from her office to include: an HP laptop computer, internet device, machine box attached to CCTV HP screen and some copies of Laws of the Federation.
"I have been in the Senate for the past eight years. Usually, we know what happens when we are on break when a lot of stuff happens, we come back and don't find television.
“And this time, the occurrence is worrisome because this is the time that we are all going for election and right now, I don't feel safe in my office," she said.
Asides feeling unsafe, Madam Tinubu also wants all her stolen items replaced and called on the National Assembly Management to do this.
But the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who led the plenary, said that this request cannot be granted until conclusion of investigations.
He then proceeded to condemn the incident as an embarrassment to all lawmakers and the country.
The Presiding Officer also affirmed that the incident was not isolated as offices of lawmakers at the National Assembly Complex, had been burgled in the past.
He tasked the NASS management and security to live up to their responsibilities and get all installed CCTV working.
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