NASS Assault: Prisons CG Says Lawmaker Lied, Explains Own Side
Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu has faulted claims by a member of the House of Representatives, Joan Marakpor that she was assaulted by the orderly to the CG on Wednesday, April 20.
Ekpendu in a statement issued Friday in Abuja and signed by spokesman of the Service, Francis Enobore said whereas it was true that he was at the National Assembly on the invitation of a Committee, with some of his staff, neither the pilot car in front of him nor his official car had any confrontation with anyone.
“He went there with four cars and not 20 as alleged”, the statement added.
“However, since it is alleged that the assault took place within the precinct of the National Assembly, precisely at the security post of the outer gate with hordes of security personnel from various agencies including that of the National Assembly on duty, it is advisable to establish what actually transpired from these security officers. The matter is currently being investigated by the Police.
“The Controller-General is a peace-loving and law-abiding citizen of Nigeria who has never been involved in any act of bravado, impunity or hooliganism and will never encourage any form of abuse on any Nigerian including the honourable member of the National Assembly and will not tolerate any form of indiscipline on the part of his staff”, the CG said.
The House of Representatives had on Thursday summoned the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Prison Service, NPS Peter Ekpendu to appear before its Committees on Interior and Police Affairs over the incident.
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