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Code of Conduct chairman, Umar, sues Senate, AGF, assaulted victim, demand halt of investigations




The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar who was alleged to have assaulted one Clement Sargwak in March this yr, has dragged the sufferer and the Senate panel investigating the matter to court docket.


Others joined within the swimsuit as contained within the originating summons dated thirteenth July 2021 are the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, the chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in addition to the Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.

Umar, within the swimsuit with file no. FHC/ABJ/ CS/671/2021 is difficult the Senate’s constitutional energy to conduct an investigation and the aim for which it’s exercisable.

Particularly, the embattled CCT chairman is asking the court docket to interpret the constitutional powers granted the Senate or Home Committees on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, whether or not it covers public assaults which as averred by his attorneys, are a part of the constitutional capabilities of the Police and the courts of regulation.

CCT Chairman, Umar to seem earlier than Senate over alleged assault, misconduct

Copies of the originating summons signed by Sunday Edward and different Attorneys from Abuka and Companions on behalf of Umar listed him because the plaintiff whereas the Senate, its President, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions and the Lawyer Common of the Federation as defendants.

Within the originating summons made out there to journalists on Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the Senate committee, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, the CCT chairman is searching for court docket interpretation of the powers of the 4 defendants to research the case of assault in query.

The summons learn partially: “Whether or not the purported case of assault which allegedly happened at Banex Plaza on twenty ninth March 2021 kinds a part of the issues the first defendant is constitutionally empowered to research.

“Whether or not the first defendant and its committee, that’s, the third defendant, are competent to research and/ or invite the plaintiff in relation to the investigation of the allegation of assault levelled towards him.

“Whether or not the powers of the first defendant to conduct the investigation aren’t by and/or topic to provisions of sections 88 and 89 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999 and aren’t exercisable for the needs of constructing regulation and exposing corruption, inefficiency or waste within the execution of administration of legal guidelines inside its legislative competence and within the disbursement or administration of funds appropriated by the first defendant.

“Whether or not the first defendant’s transfer to conduct an investigative listening to on the petition earlier than it’s not unconstitutional and doesn’t quantity to an unwarranted usurpation of the capabilities of the Police and of the courts of competent jurisdiction.”

Umar went additional by way of his Attorneys to ask the Senate to discontinue the investigative listening to because the alleged assaultee (Clement Sargwak) has been sued.

“We write to tell you that the case between our consumer and Clement Sargwak is now earlier than the Excessive Courtroom of the Federal Capital Territory (swimsuit no. FCT/HC/CV/1544/2021 Mr. Danladi Umar vs Clement Sargwak) and the problem as as to whether or not Clement Sargwak had discontinued and/or withdrawn his petition earlier than your Honourable Committee is equally subjudice.

“We belief that Senate, because the Higher Chamber of the Nationwide Meeting, will respect due course of and chorus from delving right into a matter that’s earlier than a court docket of competent jurisdiction,” the letter reads.

The CCT chairman had as broadly reported in print and digital media bodily assaulted Sagwak on the Bannex Plaza in Wuse 2, Abuja on March 29, 2021.

In searching for redress, the assaultee filed a petition towards Umar to the Senate which it gave its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to research.

Although the embattled CCT chairman had on invitation, appeared earlier than the committee as soon as, he shunned a number of different invites thereafter.

He knowledgeable the committee by way of his attorneys throughout final Tuesday’s sitting by members, that he was already in court docket towards the investigation, which the committee kicked towards and ordered him to seem earlier than it unfailingly on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or danger issuance of an arrest warrant on him.

However after receiving the originating summons slammed on the committee and swimsuit filed towards Sargwak by Umar, Senator Akinyelure cried out to journalists on how the hunted is popping to be the hunter

Akinyelure at a press briefing in his workplace mentioned with the court docket summons, it’s clear that the CCT chairman is not going to seem earlier than his committee tomorrow, including that his motion might be challenged within the court docket by the authorized division of the Nationwide Meeting since no arm of presidency is empowered to cease one other from finishing up its constitutional duties or capabilities.

“Investigation on the assault meted out to a fellow Nigerian by the CCT chairman had already commenced earlier than he ran to court docket however his transfer may also be challenged by the authorized division of the Senate.

“He could not come, however the committee will nonetheless have a session on the matter and different petitions earlier than it.

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