- For allegedly assaulting a security guard, Danladi Umar has appeared before Senate committee
- The petition against him was submitted Istifanus Gyang, the Senator representing Plateau North
- Meanwhile, he told the senators that he has not been properly briefed on the matter
Following the petition against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions grilled him over his actions in which assaulted a security officer.
As a result of this, the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid the petition before the Senate on April 29 against him.
The Senate then summoned the CCT Chairman to defend himself.
When he appeared before the lawmakers, Umar argued that hs not been properly served with the petition.
He argued that based on the principle of fair hearing, he should be given sufficient time to allow him to study the petition.
As a result of this, the committee gave himtwo weeks – till May 18, to reappear before the committee.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Senate waded into assault allegations leveled against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, in a petition by one Clement Sagwak.
Sagwak, a guard, said he was assaulted by Umar at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on March 29.
Sagwak had also petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the incident.
In another development, a Nigerian Senator has declared that the upper chamber should not be blamed for clearing Dr. Isa Pantami for his appointment as the minister of communication and digital economy.
Dr. Ajibola Basiru, the chairman, Senate committee on media and public affairs, made this known in Abuja on Saturday, May 1. Basiru stated this is a reaction to Nigerians who blamed the red chamber for not doing a thorough screening on Pantami before his appointment was confirmed.
According to him, no security report indicted the minister as at the time of his screening. The Senate committee chairman went on to note that no individual, group, or organisation has approached the upper legislative chamber with any concrete evidence that could warrant the sacking of the embattled minister.
In another development, Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the state of Nigeria's insecurity is actually worse than the civil war of 1967-1970.
Adeyemi who represents the Kogi West Senatorial district made this remark during his submission at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 27.
The lawmaker went as far as saying that the federal government cannot pretend that it can handle the situation which, in his opinion, is the worst instability in the history of the country.