BREAKING: Senate Probes CCT Chairman Over Alleged Assault - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
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The Senate on Tuesday referred a petition against chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar over alleged assault of a guard, Clement Sagwak, at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Sagwak had also petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the incident.

The Nation reports that Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North) submitted a petition on the incident to the Senate on behalf of his constituent, Sagwak.

According to The Nation, Sagwak had in his petition dated April 9th, 2021 and signed by his lawyer, Samuel Ihensekhien, accused the CCT chairman of abuse of power, assault, torture, and ‘xenophobia’.

A viral five- minute video had captured Umar and the guard having an altercation at the plaza.

Gyang said his constituent is asking the Senate to investigate the incident and ensure justice is served, calling on
the Senate to give the petition a speedy consideration.

It would also be recalled that Penangle.com had on 30th of March reported the incident with about five minutes video in which Mr. Danlandi was seen slapping and kicking the security guard, while police officers suspected to be attached to him were trying to restrain him from attacking the guard further.

The crowd around the scene was heard shouting “Go away, oga go inside your car, respect yourself.”

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, referred the petition to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to report back to plenary in four weeks.

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