Buratai Insulted Senate, Lawmakers Insist

Senate Comittee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, yesterday walked out Major Daniel Ehicheoya of Legal services, a representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai.

This occurred at a hearing into a petition on compulsory retirement by Lt. Col. Abdulfatai Mohammed.

Mohammed’s case is part of a petition involving 21 other officers: two Major Generals, five Brigadier Generals, eight Colonels, and seven Lieutenant Colonels, all compulsorily retired in June 2016.

The lawmakers expressed displeasure that Buratai, despite his insistence that the letter inviting him must be signed by Chairman of the Committee, did not appear.

The Chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said “I was called two weeks ago that the Chief of Army Staff said I must sign the letter to him personally.

“So how come he is not here? It is an insult to us. 

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