In his words "In my case, they said ‘misconduct’ that the Deputy Speaker is always in nocturnal meetings with other people. What is funny about this is that the people that met me, did so in my capacity as Deputy Speaker, in my official residence, not elsewhere".
However, one of the suspended lawmakers, Friday Ogieriakhi, insisted that the process was an abuse of court process because “there is a valid appeal against that order; there is an application to state the enforcement of the order and an application to set aside the order.
He further noted that “until you deal with all the court processes, you cannot be talking about form 48″, he added, “nobody is in disobedience here.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Funso Adebanjo, had said that the Police presence at the venue was to ensure law and order and expressed optimism that the lawmakers would conduct themselves in a law abiding manner.However, the Police Commissioner’s warning fell on deaf ears, as the lawmakers threw caution to the wind and resorted to physical combat.