Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Nigerian Senator Orders aide to slap staff for sharing elevator with her

The lawmaker directed her aide to “slap” the House of Assembly Staff , who immediately slapped the Senator too 

Biodun Olujimi, a Nigerian Senator representing Ekiti south has been under fire for reportedly telling her aide to assault a member of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). It was gathered that the Nigerian Senator ordered the assault because the PASAN member shared an elevator with her.

The assault ordered by the Senator who was on her way to the public hearing of the Senate committee on petroleum downstream, investigating the N5 trillion subsidy payment to the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), made workers at the national assembly create a scene on Monday.

An eyewitness told Premium Times that the said the lawmaker directed her aide to “slap” the legislative official, who immediately responded in kind. The PASAN staff however slapped the senator and not her aide.

Mrs. Olujimi left the elevator and challenged the PASAN official, who was immediately shielded by his colleagues.

The PASAN staff refused to apologise, and it took the intervention of National Assembly security officials to rescue her from the scene. Other PASAN members declined comments and refused to give the name of the official involved.

A national assembly staff said: 

”From today, I will start entering lift with senators. No senator will ever push me out.”

The lawmaker thereafter attended public hearing. In a chat with some journalists after the hearing, she vowed to take up the case with the National Assembly security.

Still on Nigerian Assembly report, a Senator representing Bauchi central senatorial district, Isah Misau has been cautioned by the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, against making further comments in the media on issues bordering on the charges for which he was being prosecuted.

The senator was re-arraigned by the federal government before the court on amended charges of spreading malicious falsehood of corruption and unethical practices against the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, and others.

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