July 13, 2024

Alleged Diversion of $72m: House of Reps Invites Mele Kyari, Others

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Ilenre Irele

The Gropu Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mr. Mele Kyari has been invited to appear before the House of Representatives committee on public petitions for alleged diversion of $72 million belonging to De Coon Services Limited, an oil company.

Also, the top management staff of Agip Oil and key officials of the federal ministry of petroleum were invited.

The committee requested that they appear in person on June 20.

The lower legislative chamber began the investigation following a petition from the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CSJET), a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Philip Agbese, the deputy spokesperson of the house, presented the petition to the house.

In the summon, dated June 10, the committee said it was investigating the allegation in line with sections 88 and 89 of the constitution.

“You are hereby required to note Sections 88 and 89 (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and appear in person before this Committee on Thursday, 20th June, 2024 at 2.00 pm or so soon thereafter as the Committee shall direct,” the summon reads.

“Venue: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ROOM 429 (NEW WING) You are to submit one (1) softcopy and ten (10) hard copies of your brief on the matter.”

The committee also warned the case may be heard or determined in their absence.

The committee also warned that the case might be heard or determined in their absence.

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