Court proceedings won’t stop Abbo’s investigation – Senate

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Senate spokesperson says the Senate investigation will continue despite the judicial proceedings.

The Senate will continue its investigation into the assault case of a senator, Elisha Abbo, despite court proceedings, Chairman Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Media, Adedayo Adeyeye, has said.PREMIUM TIMES last week exclusively publishedThe story drew nationwide condemnation and calls for the senator’s arrest and prosecution.Mr Adeyeye said the Senate investigation will continue despite the judicial proceedings.“Matters involving ordinary Nigerians are investigated by the Senate.

On the transmission of ministerial nominee list by President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Adeyeye said the Senate would wait until the presidency does the needful. “That is the prerogative of the executive. We are not going to help them to do their job. The Senate cannot generate the list of ministers on its own. It is the prerogative of the president to send his ministerial nominee list to the Senate and when he does that we will consider it. That is our constitutional mandate. It is not even within our powers to even advice. We will wait until the matter is transmitted to us.

“The executive is aware of the timetable of the Senate. There is a particular time the Senate will go on recess. That being in mind they should be mindful of when they will carry out this constitutional responsibility,” he said. The senator said his committee was yet to be briefed on the latest invasion of the National Assembly by Shiites members. He promised to ‘look into it’ once briefed.

 

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