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More trouble for CCT chair as petitioner denies case withdrawal

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The claim by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition on the alleged withdrawal of a petition against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, has been punctured by the petitioner who denied withdrawal of the case.

The petitioner, 22-year-old Clement Sagwak, had alleged that he was assaulted by Umar and the policeman attached to the judge after he informed him (Umar) that his car was not properly parked in front of a shop at Banex Plaza in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja on March 30.

Sagwak had, through his counsel, Timzing Ramnap, petitioned the Senate while the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid the petition before the Senate on April 29, 2021.

He said the CCT boss slapped him several times and forced him to kneel down in the presence of onlookers while carrying out his lawful activities.

Speaking on national television in Abuja, on Sunday, Sagwak said he has not withdrawn the petition, noting that he was surprised to have read on the pages of newspapers that he had done so.

The letter dated June 16th was addressed to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

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