As the N750 million car purchase scam continues to rock Benue State House of Assembly, the complex was yesterday taken over by security personnel and youths of All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic, PDP.
This came as suspended member of the Assembly, Kester Kyenge, blamed his suspension on his call for an investigative panel to probe how the bailout fund to the state by Federal Government was spent. Kyenge, who is leader of the Consensus for Change group in the House, was handed a five months suspension for alleged unruly behaviour.
The security operatives, including a detachment of the Mobile Police Force and operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, mounted checkpoints at over 800 metres from the complex, frisking anyone heading towards the Assembly.
The security operatives also ensured that the aggrieved youths were prevented from causing a breakdown of law and order both within and outside the complex. The House Committee Chairman on Information, Bem Ngutyo, said the presence of security operatives was to forestall any criminal act in the Assembly.