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Oduah: House Probe Committee continues hearing today

By The Citizen


The House committee on Aviation investigating the alleged purchase of N255million bullet proof cars by the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, will continue hearing on the matter today.

There are still uncertainties on the availability of the Minister at today's session, although the committee had summoned her to appear before it.

However, a member of the committee and spokesman of the House, Zakari Mohammed yesterday said that 'the hearing must continue and must be concluded within the stipulated  one week that the House gave us.

'We gave the minister enough time to re-align her travel schedules to enable her show up today.'

It will be recalled that Oduah had written a letter dated October 25 asking the committee to shift the date of her appearance to November 4.

The committee too had countered her letter insisting that she must appear today.

All seems set for the final phase of the investigative hearing fixed for today.

Chairperson, House Committee on Aviation, Nkeuruka Onyejeocha, weekend, said the investigative hearing on the alleged purchase of N255million bullet proof cars by the  Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah would be suspended till she comes back from Israel.

Onyejeocha said the 'essence of our suspending the probe pending when she comes is to ensure that she gets a fair hearing. The truth is that you cannot try somebody in her absence and get a clearer picture of what transpired.

'We will not seat till on Wednesday by then the Minister must have concluded all her transactions in Israel.'