NDDC Acting MD collapses, passes out while testifying in Reps' Corruption Probe

By AdvocateNews on 20/07/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 930

Pondei
Pondei

Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), passed out Monday, during a session of the House of Representatives Committee probing the commission.

He passed out while testifying before the panel on Monday.

Other participants at the meeting made spirited effort to revive him.

After regaining consciousness, he was taken out of the venue.

The panel subsequently adjourned the session for 30 minutes — though there was a motion that today’s session be adjourned till a future date.

Pondei appeared before the panel last Thursday, but he stormed out of the session after he accused Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, chairman of the NDDC house committee of complicity in the fraud at the agency.

He said the chairman cannot preside over a case that he is an accused.

Tunji-Ojo withdrew from the session on Monday.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, chairman of the house of representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), had earlier on Monday  recused himself from the probe.

Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the NDDC, walked out on the committee last week after alleging that Tunji-Ojo and Peter Nwaoboshi, his counterpart at the senate, padded the 2019 budget of the commission.

At the meeting of the house committee on NDDC last Thursday, Pondei stormed out of the session after insisting that Tunji-Ojo, its chairman, would not preside.

He said Tunji-Ojo had been fingered in the alleged fraud at the NDDC and so, cannot sit over the same matter in which he is an accused.

His statement irked members of the committee which issued an arrest warrant against the NDDC acting MD and other members of the interim management committee.

The chairman was alleged to have been awarded a road contract by the NDDC, before the new interim management came on board.

But he had denied the allegation which he described as baseless, and challenged anyone with evidence to bring it forward.

“I am the Chairman of the House Committee on NDDC in the House of Representatives and I say without equivocation that I do not have any contract whatsoever at the commission,” Tunji-Ojo had said.

Posted 20/07/2020 9:44:06 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
It’s unsafe to reopen varsities now, COVID-19 guidelines...

Northern groups attack Kukah

A former MFM pastor we stopped from stealing...

Landlady’s daughter beats tenant to death over electricity...

Israeli supreme court allows surrogacy for same-sex couples,...

Buhari snoring while Nigeria sinks under him –...

We look forward to working with President Biden,...

Buhari appoints New CGs for NSCDC, NCS

Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments...

‎28 states ‎to be hit by severe flooding...

Ondo deputy governor, Ajayi dumps APC, moves to...

#EndSARS: Hoodlums attack FRSC offices in seven states...

 

Latest News Printing of N60bn by CBN, wake up call for Buhari, APC – PDP warns Police confirm death of Abuja pastor, Evans Unaegbu Buhari snoring while Nigeria sinks under him – Dino Melaye Nine govs stealing LG funds through cronies–NULGE Abductors of Kaduna students demand N500 million ransom Police arrest Woman for poisoning 3-year-old stepson with Sniper Insecticide Forces against NIN policy behind attacks against me – Pantami SEEDS OF DESTINY APRIL 17, 2021: UNDERSTANDING RESPONSIBILITY Bandits kill nine, rustle 500 cattle in Sokoto village Pst Enenche hails Kogi Gov on response to COVID-19 FEARS ABOUT EBUBEAGU, EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK Patients protest poor food, sanitation at ESUT teaching hospital

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (84,147 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (72,256 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (68,800 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (68,799 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (68,798 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (68,797 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (68,797 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (68,700 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (67,474 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (66,784 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (56,383 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (54,394 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (99) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,963) POLITICS (482) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (43) BUSINESS (346) HEALTH (50) EDUCATION (44) ENTERTAINMENT (33) INTERNATIONAL (143) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (3) OPINION (32)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.