A member of House of Reps ,Mrs Mrapor Onyemaechi (PDP, Delta State), was slapped on Wednesday on the National Assembly premises by the security detail of the Comptroller General of Prisons, Peter Ekpendu.
Members agreed that Ekpendu be invited to explain what transpired, although others called for his sack.
The minister of Interior, who supervises the Prisons, will also appear with Ekpendu.
Lawmakers agreed that the Interior Committee investigates the issue and get back to the House by next Tuesday, particularly as Ekpendu may vacate his position in a week.
The House agreed to amend its rules to stop convoys from the executive arm into the National Assembly Complex, except the Presidency’s.
Members were incensed that security agencies in the National Assembly, including the Sergeants-at- Arm, Police, Directorate of State Service (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps members and others, could not stop the assault.
Ogor, while moving the motion under matters of privilege, said Section 16 of the Powers and Privileges Act was breached.
Majority leader Femi Gbajabiamila said the House should move against such actions. The comptroller general, he said, was guilty of “assault, battery, and inflicting grievous bodily harm.”
The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, halted further debates on the issue, saying it was a clear-cut case.
The House resolved to call the CG, Minister of Interior, Andulrahman Danbazzau, as well as other security agencies in the National Assembly, to appear before its Committee on Interior.