- The red chamber has started an investigation on the allegation leveled against the chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar
- A security guard in Abuja, Clement Sagwak, alleged that he was assaulted by Umar on March 29
- Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, said the committee would complete the probe within four weeks
The Senate has waded into assault allegations leveled against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, in a petition by one Clement Sagwak.
TheCable reports that Sagwak, a guard, said he was assaulted by Umar at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on March 29.
Legit.ng gathered that Sagwak had also petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the incident.
Daily Nigerian also reports that the president of the red chamber, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, April 20, referred the petition to the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions for immediate investigation.
The petition was submitted by Senator Istifanus Gyang on behalf of his constituent, Sagwak.
He said he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was not properly parked.
Sagwak further stated that the CCT boss slapped him several times and forced him to kneel down in the presence of everybody while undergoing his lawful activities.
The Senate president, thereafter, asked the committee to report back to plenary in four weeks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Senate disclosed on Thursday, July 23, 2020, that since 2015 when the current President Muhammadu Buhari-led government took over till 2019, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) spent about N1.3 trillion.
It was reported that the eye-opening revelation was made during a plenary after the Senate committee probing the NDDC submitted its reports to the National Assembly.
The committee, led by Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, said most of the spendings were extra-budgetary and that errors and infractions, as well as substantial payments, were made to staff in the form of unjustifiable allowances.