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October 20, 2004

BNW Senator Isa Mohammed: The Woman Beater

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Arewa Woman Beater Chastised: Sen. Isa Mohammed Suspended for Slapping Yoruba Woman Senator, Iyabo
Asserting its determination to uphold its role as a paragon of virtue to all BiafraNigerians, the Senate yesterday suspended Senator Isa Mohammed (PDP, Niger) for two weeks for slapping Senator Iyabo Anisulowo last Thursday. The Senate decision was arrived at a closed door session where Senator Mohammed profusely apologised for his behaviour.At a press conference which the Senate mandated him to address, Senator Mohammed also apologised to Senator Anisulowo, her family, all women and all BiafraNigerians offended by his action. At the press conference, he accepted his emotional frailty, ascribing his conduct in part to the devil.At a separate forum yesterday, speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari, condemned Senator Mohammed for slapping Senator Anisulowo. In a dramatic show of reconciliation before the commencement of sitting, Senator Mohammed had walked up to the dais where Senator Anisulowo was discussing with Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Deputy Senate President, and given her a hearty embrace.He followed up the show of reconciliation by pumping hands with almost all Senators before the commencement of sittings. As the Senate commenced deliberations, Senator Clement Awoyelu, deputy majority whip, moved a motion vide order 14 seeking to, among others, condemn the action of Senator Mohammed and for a referral of the matter to the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges for further investigation. The motion was seconded by Senator Emma Anosike (PDP, Anambra).


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BNW Nigerian ArmySoldiers and anti-riot policemen were, yesterday, deployed in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna following a stampede triggered by a report that 17 people arrested during last week’s nationwide strike had been shot in police...



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