- Senator Biodun Olujimi, representing Ekiti south, has denied asking her aide to assault a member of the Parliamentary staff Association of Nigeria
- The Ekiti state senator said it is impossible for her to slap anybody at her age
- According to her, the problem was between her security and a gentleman and she didn’t even say a word all through because she stood at the back
Senator Biodun Olujimi, the Senate deputy minority whip on Monday, January 29, denied reports that she asked her aide to slap anybody. She also denied being slapped by a staff of the National Assembly, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Ekiti state senator speaking with journalists on what happened, said: “I went for a public hearing and I understood that there was another meeting upstairs so I got into a lift, yes it was a staff lift and I thought that everyone should be able in it and my security stood in front of me.
“Some gentleman and women came in and were abusing asking why he will shield anybody, get out this is our lift. One of them just pushed him and then they had altercation, I just came out and told them that it was wrong and that is what happened.”
On if she asked her aide to slap anyone, she said: “Could I have done that, is it possible, how can I ask anybody to slap. The boy came, and they brought him and I told him he should go because he knew that he didn’t do well. You didn’t do well because you were the one that slapped him. I didn’t even say a word all through because I stood at the back.
"It wasn’t my business it was the business of the security man. Yes I was in the staff lift. But what says we cant go in staff lift. When I see people standing outside in distinguished senators lift, I also saw them to come in because I believe that is the way it should be. How could I have slapped anybody at my age, and level. That is not possible.”
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south, on Monday, allegedly asked her aide to assault a member of the Parliamentary staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) at the national assembly.
The lawmaker was reportedly angry by the decision of the PASAN member to ride in an elevator with her.
The occurrence was said to have caused an uproar as his colleagues stormed out of the congress in a bid to attack the lawmaker, who was scuttled to safety by her security guards.
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