The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu has denied claims by a member of the House of Representatives, Joan Marakpor that she was assaulted by aides of the CG on Wednesday.
Ekpendu stated this in a statement issued Friday in Abuja and signed by spokesman of the Service.
He also claimed that he went there with 4 cars and not 20 as alleged.
“However, since it is alleged that the assault took place within the precinct of the National Assembly, precisely at the security post of the outer gate with hordes of security personnel from various agencies including that of the National Assembly on duty, it is advisable to establish what actually transpired from these security officers. The matter is currently being investigated by the Police.
“The Controller-General is a peace loving and law abiding citizen of Nigeria who has never been involved in any act of bravado, impunity or hooliganism and will never encourage any form of abuse on any Nigerian including the Honourable member of the National Assembly and will not tolerate any form of indiscipline on the part of his staff”, the CG said.
Marakpor was reportedly slapped by an officer of the NPS for allegedly not giving way to the convey of Comptroller-General, of the NPS at the National Assembly on Wednesday, April 20.