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NACAT urges NASS, EFCC to investigate ex-NEMA boss, NDDC directors, others .




At a media briefing in Abuja jointly addressed by the Executive Director, Investigation, Tega Oghenedoro, Operations Manager, Stanley Ugagbe, the group said the officials were allegedly involved in gross abuse of public office, among other infractions.

“We have intercepted several financial infractions committed by persons in public office. These infractions include money laundering, massive corruption, gross abuse of public office, owning and running private companies while in office and false assets declarations contrary to provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” it said.

The group further noted the trio of Solicitor General of Nigeria, Mrs Beatrice Jedy-Agba; the Commandant, National Defence College and Mr Olumuyiwa Olotu; Director of Procurement, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Alex Enebeli, were found wanting in the area of owning and running private companies while in office.

“We recall that Walter Samuel Onnoghen was removed as the chief justice of Nigeria in April 2019 following a petition to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by an NGO for not disclosing his assets in line with the provisions of the law. It is on this note that we as a civil society organisation wrote to the NASS Committee.”

The group also said it has petitioned the same committee to investigate the office of the Solicitor General of Nigeria, a director at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for owning and running private companies while in office and false assets declarations.

“ We have also been briefed that the parties indicted have been invited. We urge the committee to remain steadfast in its duties to address the issues as stated.

“While we trust in the mettle and capacity of the NASS Committee, we also wish to draw the attention of the presidency to these infractions as well as the Nigerian public,”it said.