The Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to probe the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Danladi Umar, over an alleged assault on a security guard in Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, gave this directive on Tuesday after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the Senate on behalf of the victim, Clement Sargwak.
The Senator in his petition noted that the security guard was assaulted by the CCT Chairman and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.
The security guard who is an employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted to Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, told the Senate that he was attacked by Umar last month.
The 22-year-old man noted that he was slapped by Umar severally and forced to kneel down in the presence of everybody while undergoing his lawful activities.
He called on the Senate to ensure justice was done on his case.
The Senate President asked the Chairman of the Ethics panel, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate within four weeks.
Recall that Umar was spotted in a trending video slapping and kicking the security guard following an altercation between them over the space where the CCT chairman parked his car on the premises of the plaza.
Umar, however, in a statement denied assaulting the security guard.
The Tribunal insisted that it was Umar that was assaulted by “some miscreants” who gathered at the scene of the incident.
Source: Naija News