- Joy Nunieh made some revelations on Friday, July 17, during her appearance before the House of Representatives
- The former boss of the NDDC said that she had no part in the alleged N40 billion fraud
- Nunieh said that security agents tried to stop her from testifying before the House by besieging her residence
The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, has made a defence for herself in respect to the allegations engulfing the body.
During her appearance before the House of Representatives' committee on NDDC on Friday, July 17, Nunieh stated that she was not in any way connected to the financial fraud claims in the commission to the tune of N40 billion, Channels TV reports.
The former NDDC boss categorically stated that she did not touch the money meant for the development of the Niger Delta indigenes.
She claimed that her residence in Port Harcourt was besieged by police officers on Thursday, July 16, to stop her from making the testimony as summoned by the lower legislative body.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nunieh was on Thursday, July 16, rescued from house arrest by some security operatives who had earlier besieged her residence in Port Harcourt.
Some security officers had surrounded Nunieh's house preventing anyone from both going in or leaving the building.
However, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers in his official vehicle forced his way into Nunieh's house and drove out with her.
Also, in continuation of the crises rocking the NDDC, about 20 armed police officers surrounded the home of Nunieh.
She disclosed this on Thursday, July 16. According to her, the officers surrounded her home in Port Harcourt around 4am.
She said she could not travel to Abuja where she is scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing on NDDC.
She added that she has even called the police commissioner in Port Harcourt over the development. Going further, she said the police in the state denied having a hand in the blockage.
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