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Senate seeks thorough investigation into Gulak’s murder

The Senate on Tuesday called for a thorough investigation into May 30 killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo.

The Senate’s resolution was sequel to a Point of Order raised by deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege during plenary.

Raising order 43 of Senate’s Standing Rule, Omo-Agege, who is also the chair of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, urged security agencies especially, the Department of State Services (DSS) to thoroughly investigate the murder case in order to bring the perpetrators to book.

“I rise to notify the Senate of the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak on May 30 while on a national assignment on behalf of the Senate committee on constitution review.

“He served as one of the consultants posted to the Owerri centre of the Southeast.

“He was political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. We, members of the committee are shattered by his demise, we believe that it is one death too many and for sure, it is most unfair for this brilliant life to have been shut down in his prime,” he said.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said there was no need for debate on the issue.

“Because you have come under our standing order, Order 43, this is not an issue that is opened to debate.

“But let me also say that late Gulak was a straightforward, committed and dedicated citizen of this country and a very distinguished politician who made tremendous contributions at both the state level in Adamawa and at national level.

“The murder of this great son of Nigeria is something that our security agencies must unravel the people behind the murder.

“This is necessary in all the cases and in all the murders and assassinations that take place in our country in almost on a daily basis,” he said.

Lawan added: “Our security agencies particularly our intelligence agencies must continue to fish out such issues even before they happen.

“This is the essence of the intelligence that is supposed to be given to those who are in the system, to nip in the bud, where necessary or when such incident happens that we are able to apprehend the people involved.”

Gulak was shot dead by gunmen in Owerri, Imo on May 30 while on a national assignment.

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