BREAKING: Senate Suspends Ali Ndume For Six Months Painting Saraki, Melaye In Bad Light


The senate has suspended Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, for six months over his recommendation that Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye be investigated.

The upper legislative chamber took the action in line with the recommendation of its committee on ethics and privileges.

READ: War In The Senate: Senator Ndume Asks Senate To Probe Dino Melaye Over Certificate

The committee had recommended the suspension of Ndume for “deliberately” bringing up an issue that painted the red chamber in a bad light.

It cleared 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.

It also cleared Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi state, of the allegation of forging his degree certificate.

Last Tuesday, Ndume‎ asked the senate to investigate the allegation that it was exacting vengeance on Ali because the agency had seized a vehicle of Saraki.

READ: ‘I Have No Evidence Linking Saraki To N298m SUV Seized By Customs’ – Ndume

He also asked the senate to investigate the allegation against Melaye.

The committee presented the report of its investigation on Wednesday.

The upper legislative chamber and Ali have been locked in a battle of wits since the customs announced that it would commence collection of duty on old cars.

The service has since suspended the action.

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