The upper house of the National Assembly has given Mr. Danladi Umar, the president of the “Code of Conduct” Bureau , for a period of two weeks to defend the petition against him, and the Senate is investigating this.
It would be recalled that security guard, Clement Sagwak, had through his counsel, Timzing Ramnap, petitioned the Senate, where he accused Umar of assaulting him.
The petition was laid before the Senate on April 29, 2021, by the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang.
Umar, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, asked the panel to give him one week to study the detailed petition which was served on him at the session to enable him respond appropriately.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ayo Akinyelure, said the committee resolved to give Mr. Umar two week, that is, Tuesday May 18, 2021, to reappear before the committee.
He said, even though the Senate would proceed on a two weeks break on Thursday, the Committee is prepared to reconvene during the break to hear the CCT Chairman.
Also recall that the 22 years old Sagwak, an employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, told the Senate in his petition that he was attacked by Umar and that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was not properly parked.
The issue, which occurred at the Banex Plaza, Abuja, was captured in a video, which later went viral. A development that angered Nigerians especially the statement of Umar defending himself.