…to be interrogated on Tuesday
Code of Conduct Bureau, on Monday, summoned the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, for grilling over the involvement of his private company in an alleged N438m contract scam recently uncovered in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Already, CCB has begun a probe of the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers by Tunji-Ojo.
The Minister’s private company, New Planet Projects, allegedly benefitted from an alleged contract scam involving the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu.
It was learnt that the CCB has summoned the embattled minister to its Headquarters at the Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
A document detailing information on the CCB invitation to Tunji-Ojo was sighted by our correspondent on Monday. It was signed by the CCB Director, Investigation and Monitoring, Gwimi S.P, on behalf of the CCB Chairman, Murtala Aliyu.
The document stated that the bureau’s invitation is hinged on its mandate and powers as enshrined in the Third Schedule, Part 1, 3 (e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
According to the letter addressed to the Minister, “The bureau is investigating a case of alleged breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers in which your name featured prominently.
“Consequently, you are invited for an interview scheduled as follows:
“Date: Tuesday, 16th January, 2024. Time: 1100hrs prompt. Venue: CCB Headquarters on 5th Floor, Annex III, Phase I, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.
“This invitation is pursuant to the mandate and powers of the Bureau as enshrined in the Third Schedule, Part I, Paragraph 3 (e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Please be properly guided.”