The Controller General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ekpendu, has denied the alleged beating of a female lawmaker by his aide.
In a release signed by the Service spokesman, Mr. Francis Enobore, none of the CG’s aides had face-off with the lawmaker.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Controller-General of Prisons, Dr. PE Ekpendu has been drawn to media reports on an alleged assault on a female member of the House of Representatives by his aides on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 and the disquiet it has continued to generate.
“It is important to state that whereas it is true that the Controller-General was at the National Assembly on the invitation of a Committee to attend to some official issues with some of his staff, neither the pilot car in front of him nor his official car had any confrontation with anyone. 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.