Imo Assembly Denies Clerk’s

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Imo State House of Assembly has denied media reports that the Clerk of the House, Barrister Chris Duru was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over contract scam.

In the first official reaction after the purported arrest of the Clerk by the EFCC on Wednesday at the Assembly complex, the House Committee Chairman on Information, Hon Acho Ihim, explained that the anti graft agency’s action was in response to a petition written by one Mr. COC Akolisa of Orsu LGA to the Attorney General of the Federation in which he alleged that the House of Assembly authorised the Executive to obtain a N45billion loan from Zenith bank.

Consequent upon the petition, the EFCC wrote him (the Clerk) requesting a copy of the video showing the sitting in which the resolution authorising the loan was taken by the House but “after going through the records, the Clerk/permanent Secretary informed the EFCC operatives that there was no resolution of the Imo state House of Assembly authorising the Executive to obtain a loan of N45billion from Zenith bank sometime in December 2012 or at any time.”

In the release made available to LEADERSHIP, the Information Committee chairman further noted that “as of routine, the clerk was invited to the EFCC headquarters in Abuia for further investigation,” and added “he has since returned.

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