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National Assembly Officials Grilled Over N500 Million ‘Misappropriation’

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Top officials of the National Assembly branch of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have been questioned over alleged financial misappropriation of about N500 million.

Naija News reports that the NASS officials were grilled by operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).

Three affected officials were reportedly grilled for several hours on Wednesday by the FCID and were granted administrative bail on self-recognition.

The police invitation letters to the officials were sent through the office of the Permanent Secretary, Human Resources and Staff Development of the National Assembly.

The letters were separately addressed to Chairman, PASAN, National Assembly Chapter, Sunday Sabiyi; Financial Secretary, Stacy Nwodo and Treasurer, Samtiya Daniel, inviting them to appear at the Police Department on Wednesday.

According to Daily Trust, the invitation was sequel to a petition jointly written against the affected officials by nine suspended officers of PASAN who accused the executive of financial misappropriation.

The Assistant Public Relations Officer of PASAN in the National Assembly, Amos Enobong, confirmed the development in a message titled ‘Police Invitation to PASAN Executive, National Assembly Chapter’, and sent to PASAN members yesterday.

The message read in part, “After interrogations and other processes were carried out, the union executives were granted administrative bail, on self-recognition, and to report back on Tuesday, 4th April, 2023, for further questioning.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.