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Just in: Senate probes CCT Chair, Danladi Umar for assaulting security guard

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The Senate has launched an investigation into the alleged assault of a security guard at Bannex Plaza, Abuja, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, Justice Danladi Umar.

In a viral video that surfaced on the internet in March, Mr Umar was seen slapping the security guard and forcing him to kneel down before he was restrained by the crowd, including police officers attached to him.

The security guard, Clement Sagwak, had petitioned the Senate through his Senator Istifanus Gyang, on Tuesday.

While reading the petition, Gyang said Sagwak is seeking justice against the CCT Chairman

Reacting, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, directed the Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petitions headed by Senator Ayo Akinyelure to investigate the matter and report back in four weeks.

The Senate’s decision was sequel to the establishment of the fact that the petitioner is yet to seek a legal intervention.

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