Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Senate panel seeks more time to investigate Abbo

The Senate Ad hoc Committee investigating the allegation of assault brought against Sen. Ishiaku Abbo, has requested for more time to complete its assignment.

Chairman of the panel, Sen. Sam Egwu (Ebonyi- PDP), made the request at Wednesday’s plenary, relying on Order 43 of the Senate.

He particularly said additional time would enable his committee gather more information to diligently do the investigation and report back to the Senate.

He, however, decried the refusal of some of those who appeared before the panel to furnish it with needed information, on the fear of prejudice of the Court.

He listed the lawyers to the victim, the senator himself and the victim herself as those who had given excuse that the matter was currently before the court.

He also revealed that Mr Bala Ciroma, Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who appeared before the panel gave a similar excuse.