- Joi Nunieh a former managing director of NDDC has alleged that the Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio, committed a criminal offence
- The former managing director made the allegation shortly after she was reportedly rescued from a besieged by armed police officers on her residence
- Nunieh has also accused the Niger Delta minister of embezzling money
Joi Nunieh, a former managing director of the interim management committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has alleged that the Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio, committed a criminal offence punishable by life imprisonment.
Nunieh also vowed to make more revelations about the corruption in the agency, Premium Times reported.
She made the statement on Thursday, July 16, after Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, reportedly rescued her from besieged by armed police officers on her residence.
She accused Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio of trying to stop her from making revelations of corruption at the NDDC.
According to her, Akpabio stole money and tried to make her take an oath which is a criminal offence, and punishable with life imprisonment.
… The man who wanted me to take (a fetish) oath is at home. It is a criminal offence, it’s life imprisonment, to take such an oath. To even offer me an oath is liable,” the former NDDC MD said.
Meanwhile, a group, Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights, (PAIR), has expressed concern over the conduct of Ms Joi Nunieh, a former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The group said the incidences witnessed in the last few days, especially the conduct of Nunieh is “a show of shame, prompted by wild allegations.
The group at a briefing in Abuja on Thursday, July 16 further described the conduct of Nunieh as “overly dramatic and staged managed.”
Iriogbe Emmanuel, the coordinator of the group and James Okoronkwo, national secretary, called on the House of Representatives and Ms Nuneih to allow the forensic audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to go on, rather than engaging in media trial.
In another report, the House of Representatives committee on NDDC was on Thursday, July 16, shunned by the acting boss of the commission, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei.
Pondei who was supposed to appear before lawmakers of the lower legislative body walked out on them, The Nation reported.
He made this move while members of the committee were still deliberating and making contributions to an ongoing investigation in which Pondei is expected to be questioned
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