Reps C’tte summons Akpabio, Pondei over Nunieh’s fraud allegations


The House of Representatives has summoned Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio and the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Kemebradikumo Pondei to appear before it on Monday July 20, 2020.

The Committee made the declaration after former acting Managing Director of NDDC, Joi Nunieh, testified before the House of Representatives Committee accusing the duo of maladministration and fraud in the commission.

The House committee said the Akpabio and Pondei are to unfailingly appear before them to answer on the allegations and also the missing funds in the commission.

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Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Gobum Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to hand over Joi Nunieh who is currently taking refuge at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The COMPOL made the call while appearing on ARISE TV.

Wike had stormed the Port Harcourt residence of the former NDDC boss Thursday and freed her from police siege.

Policemen in the early hours of Thursday had surrounded the house of the former acting NDDC boss, preventing her from leaving her residence.

The police later broke the back door of the house, gained access to the kitchen and tried to break the connecting door into her apartment.

However, before they could gain entrance, Wike arrived with his team of security men from Government House and took her to the Government House where she is currently taking refuge.