Senator, Ali Ndume, (Borno South), on Friday denied assaulting a member of Borno State House of Assembly, Bukar Daja-Ali.
The House on Thursday alleged that Mr. Ndume slapped Bukar Daja-Ali, a member representing Damboa Constituency, at a political meeting in Maiduguri.
A statement signed by the Speaker, Abdulkareem Lawal, petitioned the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the matter.
Mr. Lawal said the House had adopted a resolution calling on the police to investigate attack on another legislator, Muhammad Saleh-Banga, by hoodlums at Kwayar Kusar Local Government area.
He said the resolution directed the state government to relieve the appointment of Secretary of Kwayar Kusar Local Government Council.
Mr. Lawal said the House also resolved to embark on the suspension of legislative business until their demands were met.
In a swift reaction, Mr. Ndume dismissed the claim as “falsehood”, aimed at tarnishing his image.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I cannot remember meeting any member named Habu Dala-Ali as erroneously circulated.
“Honestly, the member is not telling the truth; there is nothing like that. I never slapped anybody.