BREAKING: Senate Suspends Ali Ndume For 6 Months Over False Allegation
Immediate past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume.
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, March 29, suspended Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume for six months.
Senator Ndume was suspended for raising false allegations against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye through order 14 and 15 at plenary last week.
The Upper Legislative Chamber of the National assembly took the decision in line with report of Senator Samuel Anyanwu-led committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges which recommended for his suspension for one legislative year.
Senator Anyanwu-led committee had recommended the suspension of Ndume for “deliberately” bringing up an issue that painted the Senate in a bad light.
The Borno state lawmaker had called for the probe of his colleagues after a publication in national dailies reported that “the Senate President, Bukola Saraki bought SUV bullet proof Jeep worth N370 million without paying its Custom duties.”
The motion raised by the immediate past Senate Leader also called for the investigation of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi East Senatorial district who allegedly did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria as claimed by an online newspaper, Sahara Reporters.
However, the Senator Anyanwu-led committee in its report, Senate President Bukola Saraki of the allegation of taking vengeance on Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), for seizing a vehicle purportedly belonging to him.
In a similar vein, the committee also exonerated Dino Melaye of the allegation of forging his degree certificate as reported by Sahara Reporters.
Furthermore, the committee concluded that suspension of Ndume who was immediate past Senate Leader, was appropriate to serve as deterrent to others.