20 April 2021 By James Itodo
The Red Chamber has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to probe the alleged assault on a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT Danladi Umar.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, gave the directive after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the Senate on behalf of the victim, Clement Sargwak.
The victim through his representative in the red chamber alleged in his petition that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.
The 22-year-old security guard at Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, told the Senate that he was attacked by Umar last month.
He explained that the CCT boss slapped him several times and forced him to kneel down in public while undergoing his lawful activities.
He therefore appealed to the Senate to ensure justice was done on his case.
President of the Senate asked the Chairman of the Ethics panel, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate within four weeks