The House of Representatives gave the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, up to midnight on Wednesday to release its detained member, Hon. Abubakar Lado, or risk being summoned before lawmakers.
The Green chamber passed the resolution in Abuja as members protested the detention of Lado by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
Lado, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Niger State, was said to have been arrested in Suleja and whisked to Abuja following disagreements over the conduct of the House of Representatives primaries in the state.
Supporters of Lado and another co-contestant reportedly fought, after which the member was taken to Abuja and detained by the F-SARS in the last three days.
The other contestant was said to have been set free, while the lawmaker was still being detained on the “orders of the state governor.”
The resolution passed at the session presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, read, “If the F-SARS failed to release Lado before 12midnight, the IG will be summoned before the House.”
The Chairman, House Committee on Works, Toby Okechukwu, had brought Lado’s plight before members under matters of urgent public importance.