The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, confirmed on Friday that the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, would appear before his panel on Tuesday to answer questions on allegations of fraud preferred against him.
Anyanwu, told our correspondent in a telephone interview in Abuja that the committee would have invited Lamorde earlier before now but for its other engagements.
He said, “We are ready to resume our investigation on the petition brought against the EFCC chairman and he had been summoned to appear before us next week Tuesday (October 10). We should have done it much earlier but for the tight schedule of the committee”
Also, a member of the committee who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, told our correspondent in a telephone interview that the upper chamber was set to resume the probe of the EFCC boss.
He attributed the delay in summoning Lamorde to appear before the panel to the fact that the Senate was in the last three weeks, preoccupied with the screening of the ministerial nominees, adding that the committee was overwhelmingly involved in the exercise.