The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition in opposition to him.

NAN stories that the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ayo Akinyelure, issued the directive when Umar appeared earlier than the committee in Abuja to reply allegations of assault by a safety guard, Mr Clement Sagwak.

Sagwak a safety guard had by his Counsel, Timzing Ramnap, petitioned the Senate, accusing Umar of assault.

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He informed the Senate in his petition that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman hooked up to him after he knowledgeable him (Umar) that his automobile was not correctly parked.

He mentioned the CCT boss slapped him a number of instances and compelled him to kneel down within the presence of individuals whereas performing his lawful duties.

Following the event, Umar, after he appeared earlier than the committee requested to be given one week to review the petition and reply appropriately.

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In a response, Akinyelure mentioned though the Senate would proceed on a two-week break on Thursday, the Committee will reconvene in the course of the break to listen to the respondent, Umar.

Recall {that a} viral five-minute video had captured Umar and the guard having an altercation on the Banex Plaza, in Abuja.

Umar, nonetheless, denied the allegations, claiming he was a sufferer of an assault by individuals who chanted “secessionist and sectional slogans”.

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