Senate committee chairman denies allegation of bias

This committee is a fact-finding committee. Our job is: every petition that comes to this committee must be treated.

 

Pulse News reported that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu said the committee will go ahead with the proposed probe of the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde.

Speaking on the notion that the senate is probing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, because he decided to probe the Senate President’s wife-Toyin Saraki, Anyanwu said "The issue of invitation of Senate President's wife has nothing to do with our job. It is not on that basis (motion) that we are inviting the EFCC boss.”

He also said "This committee is a fact-finding committee. Our job is: every petition that comes to this committee must be treated.If somebody brings a petition against the EFCC boss, the person is a Nigerian so he has the right and as long as he will come before the committee to substantiate the petition, we must take it serious.”

Adding that "If we don't take it up, people will say probably we have been settled, that is why we didn't bring up the matter.”

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