49 year old Honorary Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor is a lawmaker in the National Assembly, and she was slapped by the aides of the head of prisons, who has now been summoned by the House.
The Honourable, who represents Aniocha North/Aniocha South/Oshimili North & South in Delta State, told BBC she was slapped and called a prostitute on Wednesday 20 April 2016 because she overtook the motorcade of the Comptroller General Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu at the exit gate of the National Assembly.
“One man banged at my car, slapped me and called me a prostitute,”
“I wondered if that could happen to me, what the other helpless Nigerians will be going through,”
Mrakpor said her incident highlights what Nigerian females go through. Lawmakers alleged Ekpendu sat in his car and watched as they maltreated her.
According to The Herald, Femi Gbajabiamila, The House Leader, also informed the House that Mrukpor called him immediately the alleged assault took place to make a report.
“She called me and she was crying. I have not seen a thing like this before.
“This is the time we need to rally behind her not just as a member but as a woman.
“This is a clear, straight case; that the attacker is guilty of assault; he is guilty of battery. There is vicarious liability in this case”, Gbajabiamila said.
Ekpendu has been summoned to the House and they are calling for his immediate sack. They have also summoned the unit heads of all security agencies in the House as they did not intervene when she was being harassed.
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