The Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the alleged assault on a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau [CCB], Danladi Umar.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, gave the directive on Tuesday after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the Senate on behalf of the victim, Clement Sargwak.
According to the victim, he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.
Sargwak, 22, who is an employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to Banex Plaza, in Wuse II, Abuja, told the Senate that he was attacked by Umar last month, adding that the CCB 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 asked the Chairman of the Ethics panel, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate within four weeks.
It would be recalled that Umar was caught in a viral video clip 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.
The CCT however denied its chairman assaulted the security guard, insisting that it was Umar that was assaulted by “some miscreants” who gathered at the scene of the incident.