House of Reps members summon Prisons Controller-General after his aide beat up Female Lawmaker at National Assembly
The Leadership of the House of Representatives have summoned the Controller-General of Nigeria Prison, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, over allegations that one of his aides slapped a female lawmaker, Onyemeachi Mprakpor, for overtaking his convoy within the premises of the National Assembly on Wednesday April 20th.
Briefing his colleagues and presenting a petition by the assaulted lawmaker at yesterday’s plenary, the House of Representatives Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, said Mkrakpor who represents Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State, was on her way out of the complex and attempted to overtake the 20-car convoy of the prison boss when she was stopped and assaulted by one of his aides
“They blocked her car, and started bashing her car. When she wound down the windows, an aide slapped her in the face. The CG sat in the comfort of his car while this happened,” Ogor narrated.
Also speaking, the Majority Leader of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila, said Mrakpor called him and was crying after she was assaulted.
The house after its deliberations, resolved to summon the Prison boss over the matter.
Meanwhile the prison authority says it has begun investigations into the said assault on the female lawmaker. Spokesperson of the Nigerian Prison Service, Francis Enobore, said
“We were all present at the National Assembly on Wednesday with the CG. He had a long convoy, but we all left the place together at the same time and while we were at the place, there was no fight or quarrel between any of our personnel and anyone around. As we all left together with the CG, it is not possible for anyone of us to have jumped down from the convoy and went back to the complex to fight anybody.”
He said the prison boss has constituted a panel of inquiry into the alleged assault.