The Senate Ad hoc Committee examining the claim of attack brought against Sen. Ishiaku Abbo has mentioned for more opportunity to finish its task. Sen. Sam Egwu, Chairman of the board examining Senator Abbo
Director of the board, Sen. Sam Egwu (Ebonyi-PDP), made the solicitation at Wednesday’s entire, depending on Order 43 of the Senate.
He especially said extra time would empower his advisory group to accumulate more data to tenaciously do the examination and report back to the Senate.
He, be that as it may, denounced the refusal of a portion of the individuals who showed up before the board to outfit it with required data, on the dread of partiality of the Court.
He recorded the legal counsellors to the person in question, the representative himself and the injured individual herself as the individuals who had given a reason that the issue was as of now under the watchful eye of the court.
He likewise uncovered that Mr Bala Ciroma, Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who showed up before the board gave a comparative reason.
“We set out to the investigation as mandated by the Senate and we have invited all those involved.
“In the course of the investigation, most of those invited appeared but said the matter is before the court, fearing the contempt of the Court.
“We invited our colleague, Sen. Ishiaku Abbo and he appeared before the panel but he told us that he was arrested and detained for 24 hours by the police.
“We also invited the lawyers to the victim and the commissioner of police in the FCT, they told us about their caution on the contempt of the Court.
“As a committee, we hereby request for additional time of one week to further work and report back to this senate,” he said.
Before granting the panel’s request, President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, said the assignment was different from what the court was currently trying the senator for.
“We are not investing in criminal activities; we are investigating the issue of conduct.
“The senator who raised the point of order which led to the constitution of this committee did so under privilege.
“He did this as a senator and on our behalf as an institution, so you can go ahead and have additional time,” he said.
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