Rivers LG chairs to court: Compel IGP, DSS to provide us security

Local government chairmen in Rivers state have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Inspector General of Police (IGP), and the Director General, State Security Service (SSS) to provide them with adequate security for their lives and properties.

In a fresh suit, they claimed that under sections 215 of the 1999 Constitution and sections 4, 7 and 9 of the Police Act 2020, the IGP, SSS and other security agencies are under statutory obligations and bound to ensure their security and welfare.

The originating summons was instituted on their behalf by Mahmud Abubakar Magaji, SAN.

The council Chairmen in the suit sought order of the court against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), not to allow any other laws to be implemented for local governments in Rivers other than the ones enacted by the state House of Assembly.

The defendants are IGP, CP Rivers, DG SSS, Director SSS Rivers, AGF, Chairman Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Rivers State Government, AG Rivers State and Finance Commissioner in Rivers State as 1st to 9th defendants.

No date has been set for hearing of the originating summons.