‘N40bn scam’: NDDC Pondei-led team walks out on Reps, accuses probe comm chairman of fraud


The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC) Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei has walked out on legislators investigating the alleged N40 billion irregular expenditure in the commission.

Pondei and his team stormed out of the hearing on Thursday in Abuja, after accusing the Chairman of the committee Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo (APC-Ondo) of corruption.

“We in the NDDC is not comfortable with the Chairman of this committee, presiding over a matter.

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“He is an accused party, the NDDC has over time accused  Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo of different crimes against the NDDC and he has responded in the press.

“He is an intrested party and we do not believe that the NDDC can have justice because he cannot seat on his own case.

“We have no issue of appearing, we appeared before the Senate ad hoc committee and as long as he reminds, we will not make any presentation,” Pondei said.