PDP Blocks Probe Of EFCC Boss
The saying when the hunter becomes th hunted readily comes to mind as the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission chairman is set to be probed by the Senate.
Ibrahim Lamorde is alleged to have Diverted N1 trillion recovered from the formee governor of Bayelsa state, Deprieye Alameseigha and the former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun.
He is expected to appear before the Senate tomorrow. However, in a bizarre twist, PDP led senators have asked that the probe be suspended.
In a statement released yesterday, the PDP senators said, The PDP leadership in the Senate is not against any committee of the Senate performing its oversight duties and or functions but we feel that this is not the appropriate time to embark on the most important assignment, particularly since the same action was mooted and had failed at previous plenary session.
“We therefore urge the committee to suspend its public hearing on this particular matter until further notice.
“The PDP senate leadership reassures the Nigerian public of its support for the war against corruption by the Federal Government of Nigeria but hastens to add that such fight against corruption should be total and not selective.
“Nigerians need peace at this period of economic challenges precipitated by the falling of oil prices and actions that will overheat the polity and generate unnecessary friction between the executive and the legislature should be avoided.”