Senate Postpones Probe Of CCT Chairman Indefinitely
The Senate has indefinitely postponed the investigation of the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, in the case of assault brought by a petitioner Mr. Clement Sargwat and his lawyers.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition which is tasked with investigating the assault case is disclosing that Mr. Umar has gotten an originating summon from the court last week, challenging the jurisdiction of the Senate and its committee to continue to entertain the case of assault brought before it.
He is asking the court to determine whether or not the Senate is usurping the powers of the police and the court.
Presenting the court summon, the Chairman of the Committee Senator Ayo Akinyelure announced the decision of his committee to set aside the case, pending the outcome of the case in court.
However the lawyer to the Petitioner, Timizing Venjiris maintained that the Ethics committee cannot be restrained from going on with its investigation noting all that was served the Senate was a mere originating summon which he said was not an Order of any court stopping the Senate from concluding its investigation into the matter.
The committee however set aside the case indefinitely.