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Senate suspends Ali Ndume for six months over alleged Dino certificate forgery
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Senate suspends Ali Ndume for six months over alleged Dino certificate forgery

Mfonobong Akpan

The Nigerian Senate has suspended Senator Ali Ndume from Borno South senatorial district for six months.

Senator Ndume is being accused of bringing Senator Dino Melaye, the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki and the institution of the Senate to an unbearable disrepute.

Recall Ndume raised the said allegation of certificate forgery by Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi West who happens to be a close ally of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki from Kwara State.

The decision was taken by the Senate after considering the report of its Committee on Ethics and Privileges which was directed to investigate the matter.

In the report, the committee recommended that Senator Ndume be suspended for 181 sitting days, for bringing unfounded and unverified allegations against the Senate President and Senator Dino Melaye.

Even as the outcome of the investigation has five more weeks to be presented to the red chamber, the senate deem it fit to suspend the former senate leader who said such matter should not and can not be overlooked.

At the hearing on Monday, the ABU Zaria Vice Chancellor Prof. Garba said, “from available information to him, Dino Melaye graduated from the university with BA Arts (Third Class Degree).”