The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions has summoned Danladi Umar, Chairman of this Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to testify before the panel on June 7, 2020.
The committee had given the CCT chairman a grace period to react to a petition filed in connection with an alleged assault on a security guard named Mr. Clement Sagwak.
Owing to ill health, the CCT Chairman will be not able to testify before the committee, and the lawmakers will be granted consent to represent him according to the legal counsel for the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Due to the seriousness of the matter, the committee rejected his appeal but offered to invite him to appear at a later date.
The general public hearing on the issue was subsequently extended for another three months from the committee.