House of Reps. summons Prisons boss after his aide slapped a female lawmaker


On Wednesday, security operatives attached to the convoy of the Controller General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, allegedly assaulted a female lawmaker, Hon. Onyemeachi Mprakpor, representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State, for overtaking his convoy within the premises of the National Assembly.

The petition was brought before the House of Representatives at plenary yesterday, by the Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor. He said: “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.”

Femi Gbajabiamila, The House Leader, also informed the House that Mrukpor called him immediately the alleged  assault took place to make a report. He said: “She called me and she was crying. I have not seen a thing like this before.

This is the time we need to rally behind her not just as a member but as a woman. This is a clear, straight case; that the attacker is guilty of assault; he is guilty of battery. There is vicarious liability in this case.” 

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