The Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges is granting the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal Mr. Danladi Umar, two weeks grace period to reappear before the committee and answer allegations of an assault on a security guard at Banex Plaza in Abuja.
Mr. Umar who is appeared before the committee on Tuesday told lawmakers that he was not properly served with the petition, and based on the principle of fair hearing, he should be given sufficient time to allow him to study the petition.
The Senate committee is consequently giving him two weeks to prepare and face the lawmakers.
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At the hearing, the petitioner said they have evidence showing the assault and they are asking for yet to be specified compensation.
The Senate had directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions to probe the alleged assault on a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the directive after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the Senate on behalf of the petitioner Clement Sargwak.
The petitioner alleged that he was assaulted by Mr. Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him that his car was wrongly parked at the popular Banex Plaza in Abuja.