The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, may not appear before the Senate to answer questions on the alleged diversion of N1 trillion recovered from the sale of the property of a former governor.
Lamorde may not honour the invitation, owing to the fact that it did not follow due process and did come directly from the Senate after a plenary session must have been held on the matter.
Similarly, Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, don’t want anything to do with the invitation of Lamorde for questioning by the Senate Committee on Public Petitions.
The PDP caucus in the Senate, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said it would not participate in a probe of Lamorde by the Senate, while also urging the Committee to soft-pedal on the action for now.
The caucus released a statement, which was jointly issued by Senators Akpabio, Phillip Aduda, Emmanuel Bwacha and Abiodun Olujimi.
According to the PDP senators, inviting Lamorde at this point in time was inappropriate since such actions in the past, had failed to produce any result.