Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ogun Speaker to face ICPC on Thursday

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Suraj Adekunbi [akinbami.blogspot.com]

Mr. Adekunbi will appear before the ICPC on Thursday.

The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, has now been ordered to appear before anti-corruption officials, unfailingly, on Thursday.

Mr. Adekunbi was earlier summoned to appear before the Independent Corrupt practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, on Monday.

The speaker, however, wrote to the commission, seeking to be given 48 hours, which lapsed on Wednesday, to appear.

The ICPC, sources told PREMIUM TIMES, has now written to Mr. Adekunbi, telling him to appear compulsorily before it on Thursday.

The Speaker, and some other principal officers of the Assembly, are facing an alleged car purchase scam. 28 official cars were bought for members of the Assembly at prices believed to have been inflated.

Already, the Clerk of the House, Muyiwa Adenopo, and four others alleged to be involved in the car purchase scam, have appeared before the interrogation panel at the commission’s head office in Abuja.

On Monday, the speaker told journalists in Abeokuta that he was not afraid of the summons. Mr. Adekunbi said he had done no wrong and would explain himself to the anti-corruption commission.

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