EFCC Drills NASS Clerk For Hours, Seizes International Passport

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for six hours on Tuesday, interrogated the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Ataba Sani Omolori.

The anti-graft agency invited Omolori on issues related to records of finances of the Assembly ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly (NASS) and election of Presiding officers.

According to the an informed source, when Omolori arrived the premises of EFCC, he requested to see the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, but the EFCC boss was not around and he was referred to another officer.

Apart from initial questions on records of finances of the National Assembly, it was gathered that Omolori was asked specific questions on the method of election of the presiding officers of the ninth National Assembly, just as he was said to have been asked which of the rules he would use for the election.

The high point of Omolori’s stay at the EFCC was the seizing of his international passport.

Prior to Omolori’s invitation, the former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa, was equally quizzed shortly before Omolori got to the EFCC office and the two met there.

Besides Omolori who was invited by the EFCC, it was also gathered that Clerks, Desk officers and other key officials of the National Assembly including the Clerk of the Senate, Clerk of the House of Representatives as well as their deputies would be invited to the commission.

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