Senate To Investigate Bribery Allegation Against Pension Probe Committee
ABUJA, May 30, (THEWILL) - The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Petitions to investigate media reports on the bribery allegations levelled against the Senate Panel investigating the fraud that has rocked the Police pension fund.
The committee is to report back within two weeks.
Presiding over the plenary, deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu warned that the Senate would not take kindly to allegations of bribery against its committees.
“Let me state emphatically that this Senate and its senators have earned a lot of reputation individually and collectively, and we are not going to accept anybody trying to ruin the integrity of the Senate or that of any senator,” he said.
“We will not hesitate also to sanction any senator who attempts to tarnish the integrity of the Senate. So, I would like to appeal to the general public to be mindful of what they say about public servants. But I would also like to appeal to the committee to submit its report on the pension probe today, so that we stop all this nonsense.”
Ekeremadu’s order for an investigation was sequel to a story in Leadership Newspaper of Monday 28th May on an alleged N3 billion bribe given to members of the committee by certain suspects facing trial over pension loot.