Abiodun Olujimi, deputy minority leader in the Nigerian Senate, has said she will not press charges against a national assembly staff who slapped her in an elevator on Monday, January 29, 2018.
Victor Inedu, her media aide also refuted allegations that the senator asked her aide to slap the national assembly official, who was simply identified as “Kingsley” because he entered an elevator marked for use by only senators.
He said ; “She is not that kind of person who would ask others not to get on the lift because she is on it,”
“However there is a conflicting account: When Sen. Olujimi got on the elevator, there were up to eight people already in it, so her orderly shielded her. Kingsley was reportedly muttering in the elevator about how senators “behave like God” and do not want others to use the lift with them”.
“Senator Olujimi queried him on why he was complaining since he was already in the elevator, and he reportedly began to verbally assault her and wag his fingers at her. It was at that point that her orderly tried to stop him, and Kingsley slapped the senator in the ensuing melee”.
The senator reported the matter to Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, who invited the police attached to the national assembly.
The senator however listened to pleas and did not write a statement which would have led to Kingsley being charged to court for assault. She has however said she would take up the case with the national assembly security.
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