The Zamfara House of Assembly on Friday directed its Ethics and Privileges Committee to investigate the fight between its majority leader and the governor’s chief driver over a woman.
Salisu Musa Tsafe, the majority leader threw punches with the chief driver to the governor, Mallam Idris Garba. It took the intervention of the assistant police commissioner to resolve issues. Tsafe then called the press to his office at the state assembly and told them how he gave the driver a punch on his forehead after the driver had bit his finger.
The state assembly launched the investigation following a “call to order’’ letter by the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lawali Kaura, and read on the floor of the house under “matters of urgent public importance”.
The Clerk of the house, Alhaji Isa Bayero, read the letter which urged the lawmakers to investigate the Monday, May 4 brawl to save the state and the party from embarrassment.
The Speaker, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, directed committee to call on all parties involved, including the woman, security agents, eyewitnesses and other relevant bodies.
Rikiji warned that any invitee who failed to appear before the committee, headed by the Chief Whip, Alhaji Abdulmumini Isa, would be seen and treated as a law breaker.
The committee is expected to submit its report on June 27.