Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged assault on an Abuja-based business woman, Ms. Lois Ngi Iorvihi, by Governor Tanko Al-Malkura and his security aides.
In the petition, Keyamo alleged that the woman was manhandled by the governor and his security aides who claimed that she obstructed the governor’s convoy.
Keyamo who said he was writing the petition on the instruction of Ms. Iorvihi, said the incident happened on September 10 at Nasarawa Eggon.
He said the governor instead of calling his security aides to order, berated the woman who was in the company of her sister, brother, and three-year-old niece.
“The governor started berating her, that her knee-length gown was too skimpy and that she was dressed like a prostitute.
He further alleged that our client was rude for not removing her car from the road when she heard the sirens. When our client expressed her dissatisfaction with his position on the matter, the governor told her to do whatever she wanted and that she could take the matter to any length or go to hell,” Keyamo said.
He urged President Buhari to order an investigation into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The purpose of this petition is to inform you of this event and respectfully urge you to direct an investigation into the occurrence with a view to bringing to book, all those whose conducts are in breach of our nation’s laws,” Keyamo said.