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Senate probes CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, over assault on security guard

The Senate, on Tuesday, launched an investigation into the alleged assault of Clement Sagwak, a security guard, by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar.

This followed a petition laid before the Red Chamber by Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP, Plateau) on behalf of the victim.

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Mr Umar was caught on camera physically assaulting Mr Sargwak, at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on March 29.

He was seen in the five-minute viral video clip, slapping and kicking the security guard following an altercation that ensued between them over a parking space on the premises of the plaza.

The embattled CCT chairman, however, claimed that the video in circulation did not reveal the true situation of what happened, but captured only an aspect of the incident and left out the part where he was molested.

“Therefore, when I was accosted by the Plaza guard in a very rude manner on arriving there, I had maintained my accustomed decorum before I was drawn into an unnecessary altercation and subsequently assaulted, with this degenerating into an attack and injury by a mob that was chanting secessionist and sectional slogans,” he said.

The victim through his representative in the Senate alleged in his petition that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.

He said the CCT boss slapped him severally and forced him to kneel down in the presence of everybody while undergoing his lawful activities.

He, therefore, asked the Senate to ensure justice was done on his case.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, directed the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to probe the alleged assault and report back to the Senate within four weeks.


Daily Trust

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