Court bars police from arresting ex-NDDC MD

Court bars police from arresting ex-NDDC MD

- High court in Port Harcourt has barred Joy Nunieh from being arrested by any law enforcement agency

- The order was delivered by the presiding judge, Justice E. Thompson

- This came after Nunieh's lawyer, Slyvester Adaka, filed an application before the court

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Joy Nunieh, the former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has secured a court order to restrain the police from arresting her.

This came after a high court in Port Harcourt issued an order to the NDDC and all law enforcement agencies from arresting Nunieh.

The order was read by Justice E. Thompson after an application was brought before the court by Nunieh's lawyer, Slyvester Adaka.

Court bars police from arresting ex-NDDC MD
Joy Nunieh, the former managing director of the NDDC (Source: UGC)
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Meanwhile, reported that the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio, had been asked to resign from his office over alleged fraud said to have occurred at the NDDC under his watch.

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The demand for Akpabio’s resignation was made by Jackson Lekan Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ojo said the minister should be removed from office the same way Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was removed from office when faced with allegations of wrongdoings.

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The politician noted that it was important for Akpabio’s to step aside or be suspended to allow a thorough investigation at the NDDC.

“The minister should step aside or should be suspended to pave way for a thorough investigation," he said.

Ojo pointed out that the minister has failed to respond to allegations of fraud made by Joy Nunieh a former managing director of the NDDC against him.

Also, Nunieh had 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.

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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.

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