Senate To Probe CCT Chairman Danladi Umar For Alleged Street Fight

The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to probe the allegation that the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Danladi Umar was involved in street fighting.

Mr. Umar was seen in a recent video that went viral on the internet beating a security guard at Barnex Plaza, Wuse II, Abuja.

The CCT boss had denied the allegation.

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 victim, Clement Sargwak.

He asked asked the Chairman of the Ethics panel, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate within four weeks.

The victim of the alleged assault had through his representative in the Senate had petitioned the red chamber asking for justice.

He alleged that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.

The 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, told the Senate that he was attacked by Umar last month.

According to him, the CCT chairman slapped him several times and forced him to kneel down in the presence of everybody while undergoing his lawful activities.

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.

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