A legal practitioner Chukwuma Ezeala has said that the House of Representative does not have the power to remove the director general of Security and Exchange Commission, Aruma Oteh; stating that the Senate alone can do so.
Speaking about the House of Representative’s call to remove Oteh, Mr. Ezeala explained that the appointment was made by the president and thereafter sent to the Senate, not the national assembly, for confirmation.
Hence, the removal can only be done through the Senate.
He added that Oteh can’t be removed except they follow the due process is adhered to.
He also disclosed that one of the reasons given by the House of Reps is that she (Oteh) wasn’t qualified to be appointed.
Mr. Ezeala explained the process of appointment adding that, the executive felt she was qualified before presenting her to the Senate. The senate after looking at all the credentials felt she was qualified, then they approved the appointment.