The former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, on Friday, testified before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC investigating the alleged financial malfeasance and other activities of the Commission.

Nunieh, who joined the panel via Zoom, has made grave allegations against Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, whom she accused of contract scams and other corrupt practices in NDDC.

She also called on the Nigeria Police to investigate and charge Akpabio.

Nunieh was to testify before the Committee on Thursday but was prevented from travelling to Abuja following an early morning siege to her residence in Port Harcourt by armed policemen. She was eventually rescued and taken to the Rivers State Government House by the state governor, Nyesom Wike.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has summoned Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio and the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

They are to appear unfailingly before the investigative Committee on Monday to answer questions on allegations against them.

The House Committee on NDDC issued the summon at the continuation of its investigative hearing into the alleged missing N40 billion from NDDC funds.

The Acting Managing Director, Prof. Pondei and his team had walked out of the investigating hearing on Thursday, leading the Committee to issue a Warrant of arrest.

The Committee also directed that the summon on the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs and the Acting Managing Director be served on them through the media or any other substitutes means.



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