Job Buying: Reps Issue Arrest Warrant On Ex-FCC, IPPIS Desk Officer

The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee probing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Parastatals and Tertiary Institutions over alleged employment racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Personnel Pay Roll Information System, IPPIS on Thursday adjourned sitting abruptly following the absence of the star witness, Mr. Haruna Kolo in the ongoing probe of the Federal Character Commission FCC over alleged massive job racketeering.

Mr Kolo who is now a staff of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), had appeared before the Committee on July 7, over allegations bothering on selling of job slots.

Mr Kolo said he did in collaboration with the Chairman of the Commission, Farida Dankaka during his appearance, admitting to collecting money for employment on behalf of the Chairman.

However,  he failed to honour the invitation of the committee to appear in subsequent hearings on July 8 and 9.

Yusuf Gagdi, the chairman of the committee said a warrant of arrest would be issued against Mr Kolo, adding that he would be brought in by the security agencies.

The chairman also condemned the attitude of some MDAs for avoiding the probe, adding that there would be sanctions henceforth for any agency that failed to honour the invitation of the committee.

“We have made our position very clear and we have resolved to further communicate through newspapers for these agencies to make sure they have cause appearance before this committee.

“We are going to make our position very public in various dailies and televisions stations beginning tomorrow giving agencies the last warning that they should appear before this committee on Monday.

“All our witnesses that we have equally asked them to be here are going to appear before us on Aug 14 and 15 in continuation to this hearing.

He said MDAs would begin to see the other side of the committee from August 14.

He said for Mr. Kolo, the position of this committee was that he would lose his freedom, adding that it would issue a warrant of arrest on Mr. Kolo and compel security agencies to present him before it.


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