Tension as EFCC quizzes NASS Clerk ahead of inauguration new leadership
* Seizes his passport
* Clerks of the Senate, H/ Reps, deputies also to report
By Steve Oko
Reports reaching Wawa News Global says the Clerk of the National Assembly, CNA, Mohammed Ataba Sani Omolori has been arrested and grilled for six hours by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
His arrest is not unconnected with the intrigues and manipulations associated with the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.
A source said the Clerk was invited by the EFCC on issues related to records of finances of the Assembly as well as the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly.
According to the Source, when Omolori arrived the premises of EFCC, he requested to see the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, but he was referred to another officer who interrogated him.
The source which pleaded anonymity said that apart from initial questions on records of finances of the National Assembly, Omolori was asked a specific question on the method of election of the presiding officers of the ninth National Assembly.
He was also asked which of the rules he would use for the election of the 9th Assembly, the source added.
Before he was released around 5:00 pm, he was reportedly asked to drop his international passport with EFCC.
Clerk of the Senate and his House of Representatives counterpart as well as their deputies plus key desk officers of NASS were reportedly asked to report at EFCC on Thursday.
Former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa, was also reportedly arrested earlier in the day.
This development has triggered panic among NASS staff and federal law makers who see the development as political intimidation by the executive.
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