Fear of EFCC, ICPC grips Kaduna lawmakers
Following a report by huhuonline.com that members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, received bribe from sole administrators in the state, fear have gripped the House over an action taken by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
A reliable source confirmed to Huhuonline.com that a lot of dusts have been on the rise following the allegation levelled against the members.
ICPC's Head of Public Enlightenment Campaign, Mr. Mike Sowe told Huhuonline.com that they are going to swing into action soon.
According to him, the commission is ready to perform its legitimate duty of investigating and possible prosecution of everyone found wanting in the matter.
Some of the lawmakers, it was further gathered have been restless for fear of the unknown and were busy attending to issues on how to finally put the matter at bay. The situation is also said to be same with the present 23 local government chairmen who are also being accused by the House as those responsible for the leakage in the media and must 'mention' the source of the allegations.
Some members are said to be insisting that the matter must be investigated, owing to the fact that they will not allow their reputation to be dragged to the mud.
The local government chairmen are also said to have been forced to debunk the allegations of corruption against the lawmakers as they were all summoned to the House Wednesday.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Dr. Mato Dogara had earlier debunked the allegations which comprise exhorting of money from the councils, getting of contracts and also securing scores of seats to the holy lands of Jerusalem and Mecca as well.
Also recall that Mato had while reacting to the allegations, accepted that the members sought for some seats for both the Christian and Muslims Holy Pilgrimages, saying 'I don't see anything wrong when elected members like us, ask appointed acting chairmen to please get only five seats from the 80 seats that they control on Holy pilgrimages', but disregarded other allegations as 'lies by people who have been appointed and have no idea on how to work and improve on the lives of the local people.'
Huhuonline.com had reported that following the appointment of sole administrators in the 23 local governments of Kaduna state, the state House of Assembly were neck deep in fraudulent collection of millions of naira every month from the councils.
This was as a result of a petition written by a serving sole administrator in the state to the EFCC and ICPC.