Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police Personnel

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Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police Personnel
Nwolu Obiajulu

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday barricaded the Port Harcourt home of Joy Nunieh, former Acting Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, preventing her from going to the airport.

Reports suggest Nunieh was scheduled to meet with Senate committee on NDDC in Abuja today.

SaharaReporters reports that a source to her said, “Nunieh just called me now. The police have taken over her house since 4:00am in Port Harcourt. She is expected to testify before the House of Reps today. With a noticeable distress in her voice, she alleged the police broke into her premises and she expected they would take her away soon.”

Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Nunieh have both been on the hot seat for alleged misappropriation of N40bn by the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC. Last week they appeared before an ad hoc committee of the Senate probing the finances of the commission.

At the Senate hearing, Akpabio denied involvement in expenditure of the NDDC under Nunieh, claiming he did not receive briefings from her.

Nunieh countered by alleging that the minister instigated her removal for failing to adhere to his dictates, she made implicating allegations against Akpabio.

According to Nunieh, Akpabio asked her to change the dollars in the NDDC account; sack the head of the legal team, who is from the North; remove all directors, who refused to follow his instructions and also implicate Peter Nwaoboshi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on NDDC.

She alleged that Akpabio notified her that she would be ousted if she failed to follow his dictates.

Nunieh equally claimed that the minister would rather have his subordinates commit fraud than sign any document

She said she turned down an oath of secrecy from the minster who wanted her to stay mute on his dealings.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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