A member of the House of Representatives is reported to have slapped a security man who was trying to establish his identity as he was entering the National Assembly premises.
The member of the House is said to have been angered when the security asked that he should identify himself before entering the premises and then slapped the man.
The member of the House reportedly said "Imagine that boy. How could he claim not to know me? Does his duty not include recognition of faces of members? He has just embarrassed me, and I won’t take it. This case will not end here. I will take it to any length, including the National Assembly Service Commission, where he would be disciplined."
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ISSAC MALIK ILORIN, NIGERIA September 12, 2009
The parliamentarian should be charged for assault and battery, imagine an hon member slapping a fellow Nigerian, imagine he has even apportion blame to the poor fellow, if the commission is biased ill sue all the members individually and collectively for criminal conspiracy and intimidationON
OBJ HOUSTON, 9F63 September 12, 2009
This is a classic example of a Nigerian leader. Of course the security man should know the god of the assembly. This is the reason Nigeria is what it is.
He must be arrested, and severely disciplined for his uncivil conduct up to and including suspension from the house. The speaker of the house must act.
The security guy needs to get a lawyer, and sue him for the all the money he has stolen from the government.
This guy must be a PDP (Party for the destruction of the people) member. They are gangsters and crooks.
larry vienna, Austria September 11, 2009
Shut up mr man, whom did you think you are? The security man was right to ask you to indentifiy yourself, its his duty.....Even Obama was ask to show his gym ID b4 entering into the gym...You guys must learn how to respect people when they are on duty.
Cliff Baltimore, MD, USA September 11, 2009
I blame the security officer for not returning the slap, I hope to run into one of those fools when am back in Nigeria and have them behave in the manner with me then I will tell them they are nothing but one person on earth big fool.
This things happen because Nigerians seem to enjoy it.
Val Akabs Edmonton, Canada September 11, 2009
This is the class of ignorant and illiterate fools that are ruling our country. Of course, he is right to have promised that the matter won,t end like that. it shouldn,t.
Can someone imagine the house with all that pletora of 'honorable members' and their lobbysts not to mention the hangers-on, and still expect someone to remember all of them?
This trader turned polithief is not even grateful that the poor guy was actually working to save him from the people he probably, duped and who may be wanting him stone dead. Whoever told him that the man's duties include knowing him must have played on his bloated ego.
One hopes that the commission in question should respect the dignity of labour by sending this village man away from the house