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Rivers Senator causes stir, blows whistle on Ikoyigate during plenary



Rivers Senator causes stir, blows whistle on Ikoyigate during plenary

Senator George Sekibo from Rivers State has metaphorically extended the whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government to the floor of the Senate.

The lawmaker who got up at about 11.07 to protest the refusal of the Federal Government to return the recovered $49 million found at an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos to the Rivers State Government brought out a whistle.

Before the presiding officer, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, could intervene to stop him, Sekibo blew the whistle three times while calling on the Senate to investigate the issue.

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His plea, however, did not gain any support. Instead, Ekweremadu told him that since the case was already being investigated by the House of Representatives, there was no need for the Senate to commence the same exercise.

Instead, Ekweremadu urged Senator Sekibo to pass a message to the Rivers State Government to send all necessary documents to the House of Representatives adhoc committee probing the recovered money.





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  1. Oise Oikelomen

    April 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    National Assembly of drama. Una well done o. Posterity is taking note.

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