Nigeria’s upper legislative chambers will investigate a petition brought before it involving the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT), Danladi Umar.
Umar was seen in a viral video as he stepped out of his car at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, appearing to hit a security guard who had told him his vehicle was parked in the wrong space.
Consequently, 22-year-old Clement Sagwak, the security guard, petitioned the senate through his senator, Istifanus Gyang, representing Plateau north senatorial district.
Reading the petition before the senate on Tuesday, Gyang said Sagwak was seeking justice for the assault he suffered in the cause of carrying out his duty.
Gyang said the petitioner alleged that the CCT chairman assaulted him, asked him to kneel down and also slapped him.
Ahmad Lawan, senate president, directed the senate committee on ethics and public petitions headed by Ayo Akinyelure to investigate the matter and report back in four weeks.
The decision of the senate to investigate the matter was based on the fact that the petitioner is yet to seek legal intervention over the alleged assault by Danladi Umar. Efforts by the CCT Chairman to defend the allegations also led to a stereotyping a group of people which he called “Biafran boys.”