Senate To Begin Process Of Issuing Arrest Warrant To Lamorde

lamorde-efcc-senateThe Nigerian Senate is to begin the process of issuing an arrest warrant to  former EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde.

At the continuation of legislative proceedings on Thursday, the Senate directed its Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petition to begin the process of issuing a warrant of arrest to the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of diverting EFCC’s recovered loot.

The Senate Committee on Ethics is recommending that an arrest warrant be issued to the former anti-graft agency boss for failing to appear before the committee, despite several invitations from the committee.

The Ethics Committee has been investigating allegations levelled on Mr Lamorde by a petitioner, Mr George Uboh, who is asking the Senate to investigate the Former EFCC Chairman over allegations of Financial Crime and Corruption while in office.

Presidency rubbishes Ribadu report

The presidency has commented on the report on Petroleum Revenue Task Force submitted by former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, describing the report as incomplete and incapable of indicting anyone.

At a press conference in Abuja, the President’s Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, blamed Mallam Ribadu for the “politicisation of the report.”

The President’s aide alleged that there was a major public disinformation campaign which according to him, was calculated to overheat the polity, and incite Nigerians against the President because of the report.

Dr Okupe also described Ribadu’s claim of an overture to him to compromise on the report as false.

He added that the committee did not achieve the task assigned to it as it failed to adhere to the terms of reference laid for it.