The Senate, on Tuesday, issued a two-week period to the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, to defend himself in an assault petition filed against him.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that Umar was caught on camera publicly assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak at Banex plaza in Abuja.
Recall that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, April 19, ordered an investigation into the assault case after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the senate on behalf of the victim.
The 22-year-old victim through his representative in the red chamber alleged in his petition that Umar and a policeman attached to him assaulted him after he (security guard) informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked at the plaza where he came to buy things.
Umar, who appeared before the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, asked the panel to give him one week to study the detailed petition which was served on him to enable him come up with a defence.
Chairman of the Committee, Ayo Akinyelure, told journalists after the session that the committee resolved to give Umar two weeks that will elapse on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Although the senate is set to embark on a two-week break, Akinyelure said the Committee is ready to reconvene to hear Umar’s defence.