The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Daniel Pondei and House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta exchanged rhetorical blows after the NDDC boss questioned the integrity of the committee’s head, Olubunmi Ojo.
Mr Pondei, who appeared with other management staff of the commission, eventually staged a workout prompting the lawmakers to call for his arrest.
The NDDC boss accused the chairman of the house committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, of corruption, and insisted that his team will not speak before the committee.
“We are not comfortable with the chairman of this committee presiding over a matter he has been accused of.”
He asked the committee chairman to recuse himself from the investigation.
“There is no point of order here. As long as he is the chairman of this committee, the NDDC will not make any presentation here,” he said.
When lawmakers intervened and told the NDDC team that nobody could decide its modus operandi, the NDDC management staged a walk out.
The House of Representatives has ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to quickly arrest and probe Pondei for ‘contempt of the legislature’.
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