National assembly security operative ‘beats up’ female journalist

A security operative with the national assembly’s sergeant-at-arms reportedly beat up Lizzy Chirkpi, a journalist with Order Paper, on Monday.

The operative, identified as Labaran Usman, was said to have kicked at the journalist several times after confronting her over where she parked her vehicle.

Umar Lawal, a member of the house of representatives who had attempted to intervene in the incident which occurred at the National Assembly Complex on Monday, was also said to have been shoved by Usman.

TheCable could not immediately reach the operative for comments, but the matter is being investigated by the office of the sergeant-at-arms.

Narrating her ordeal to journalists, Lizzy said she had parked her car behind the green chamber’s park when a vehicle began to honk behind her.

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Created: 18/03/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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