Reps Probe: Oduah Risks Arrest

Minister of Aviation


The House of Representatives has threatened to arrest the Aviation minister Stella Oduah if she fails to appear on Wednesday before its Committee investigating the alleged fraudenlent acquisition of two armoured BMW cars worth N255million. Oduah is currently in Israel as part of President Goodluck Jonathan team on pilgrimage.

The committee warning came as it shifted its hearing from today to tomorrow, saying that Oduah’s failure to appear before poses a “serious constraint” in concluding its investigation within the one week time frame.

In a letter to the embattled Aviation minister, clerk of the committee, Mr. Abubakar Chana, said “the committee has been gracious for postponing the hearing to Wednesday.”

It is the directive of the House of Representatives that you should appear on the scheduled date of which failure to do so will leave the committee with no option but to enforce the appropriate laws and apply necessary sanctions.”

Earlier Oduah had, in a letter dated October 25, informed the Committee that she would not be able to appear tomorrow before it as she would still be engaged in Israel on national assignment but would appear on November 4. But the committee rejected her request for the November 4 appearance.



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