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BREAKING: Reps Threaten NDDC’s Ag. MD, Pondei With Arrest Warrant – After Walk Out Drama



The House of Representatives have threatened to issued a beach warrant of arrest on the Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee(IMC) the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei after he led his IMC team on Thursday to walked out on the House Committee probing NDDC.

This followed disagreement between the chairman of the probe committee and Pondei who insisted that his team would not make any presentation before the committee since Chairman of the Committee, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, presiding over the investigative hearing was an interested party.

Pondei, before he stormed out of the probe committee hall insisted that Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo should recuse himself from the committee because according to him, he cannot preside over a matter in which he is an accused.


According to Nation report, Members of the Committee, including Benjamin Kali, Ben Ibakpa and Shehu Koko, told the Acting MD that since there was no document before them, he is constitutionally bound to answer their queries.

While members were still making contribution on the issue, the Acting MD sought permission to leave and walked out before the committee could grant or reject his request.

Furious members of the Committee accused the Interim Management Committee of trying to frustrate legislative functions and ordered a warrant of arrest be issued against him.


The Committee also unanimously passed a vote of confidence on its Chairman.