The Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa, has beaten up a police sergeant attached to him, the police have confirmed.
A witness told journalists in Yola, the state capital, that trouble started when the police officer, (names withheld) approached the lawmaker and demanded payment of his allowance.
Angered by the audacity of the security personnel to confront him and demand for payment, Mr. Mijinyawa allegedly grabbed the aide and slapped him several times.
It was not known whether the officer fought back but a witness said reprieve only came to the embattled officer when a member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) intervened and freed him from the politician’s punches.
“The dazed sergeant was rescued by a Civil Defence operative, who reminded the speaker that he was beating up a policeman,” the witness said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development, saying the commander in charge of Yola Area Command was handling the matter.