The Senate, on Wednesday, suspended former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, for six months for raising false allegations against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye through order 14 and 15 at plenary last week.
The Senate reached the decision, Wednesday, after the resolution to uphold the recommendation of the committee on ethics and privileges.
The suspension was to take effect immediately.
Ndume who was immediate past Senate Leader had called for the probe of his colleagues after a publication in national dailies reported that “the Senate President, Bukola Saraki bought SUV bullet proof Jeep worth N370 million without paying it’s Custom duties.”
The motion he raised also called for the investigation of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi East Senatorial district who allegedly did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria as claimed by an online news portal.
The plenary presided by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as Saraki had to step down since he was involved for fairness discussed extensively and having weighed options resolved that Ndume be suspended.
However, Ndume, was suspended for six months, instead of one year originally recommended by the ethics committee.