Ekweremadu Moves To Reintroduce State Police Bill

Funsho Akinwale

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, has perfected plans to reintroduce a bill for the creation of state police.

Uche Anichukwu, the Media Adviser to the Senator, in an interview with Raypower Radio programme, on Tuesday, confirmed the new development.

He said Ekweremadu had sponsored the bill along with about 74 other members of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review in the 8th National Assembly but could not progress beyond the first reading, adding that there have been calls for the bill to be reintroduced in the 9th Assembly.

“The Senator has been receiving calls from across the country on the need to reintroduce the State Police Bill.

"I think the security realities in the country now are very clear and even among his colleagues, the popular opinion is that the Bill should be reintroduced immediately.

“As a matter of fact, I just spoke with the Distinguished Senator this morning and he said plans were underway to reintroduce the Bill along with his colleagues.

“It is an idea which time has come,” he said.

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