Fresh facts have emerged about last Wednesday’s exchange of blows by some persons identified as National Assembly security personnel over a cash gift by Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum.
FirstNews investigations have revealed that those involved were actually from the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms in the National Assembly and not police operatives and Department of State Services (DSS) personnel, as reported in the media (FirstNews not included).
In the video uploaded on the websites of some of the newspapers website, no fewer than a dozen of security operatives were seen fighting and rolling on the ground at the National Assembly while struggling for some wads of naira notes seen being sprayed for a free pick by an aide to the Borno governor.
Our correspondent gathered from reliable security sources that those captured in the video were neither plain-clothes police operatives nor personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS), but resident parliamentary security men, popularly known as Sergeant-at-Arms.
Further investigations by our correspondent also revealed the identity of some of those involved in the fight and captured in the video that has gone viral.
The Sergeant-at-Arms personnel involved include Ajibola Ahmed (captured in the video wearing a reflective jacket), Dele Julius, Maikudi Isah, Ningi Abdul, Sunday Awolusi, one Mr. Frank and Mr. Taye.
A fight had broken out last Wednesday among these personnel of the Sergeant-at-Arms office at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja over the shearing of a cash gift that was allegedly given to them by the visiting Governor Zulum.
But the show of shame was, however, wrongly reported in the media as having involved police operatives and DSS personnel.
Zulum, who was on a special visit at the National Assembly purportedly gave out the cash gift after addressing the press.