Female Senator, Biodun Olujimi Slapped By Male National Assembly Staff

Female Senator, Biodun Olujimi Slapped By Male National Assembly Staff

By Aaron Abraham | Staff Reporter on January 29, 2018
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Biodun Olujimi, Ekiti south
Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti South | NAN

Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti South, has been accused of asking her personal aide to assault a member of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, at the national assembly Monday, January 29, 2018.

According to a report by PremiumTimes Olujimi was enraged that a parliamentary worker wanted to ride in an elevator with her.

The senator was on her way to the public hearing of the senate committee on petroleum downstream, investigating the N5 trillion subsidy payment to the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC.

A witness said when the lawmaker saw the PASAN staff in the elevator reserved for lawmakers, she demanded to know why he used the same lift with her.

The witness said the lawmaker directed her aide to “slap” the legislative official, who immediately responded in kind.

The PASAN staff however slapped the senator and not her aide.

Neither the senator, her aide nor the PASAN staff gave further details of the incident as journalists inquired.

Mrs. Olujimi left the elevator and challenged the PASAN official, who was immediately shielded by his colleagues.

The PASAN staff refused to apologise, and it took the intervention of National Assembly security officials to rescue her from the scene.

Other PASAN members declined comments and refused to give the name of the official involved.

The senator thereafter attended public hearing.

In a chat with some journalists after the hearing, she vowed to take up the case with the National Assembly security.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Some of our public servants(senators and others) consider themselves as “gods” while other people as less human being and think they can do anything anytime and go with impunity which is wrong, though I’m not justifying the action of the PASAN official, even if he had committed the highest offense, it would have been resolved with proper official discipline without involving slap.

  2. What makes her think that, she is more human than the other person on the elevator with her? Because she is a senator with our votes. Our law makers should please learn from their Western counterparts and see how they mingle their citizens without discrimination . As for me it serves her right.

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