Senate Suspends FCDA officer over scandal
Nigerian Senate has directed Federal Capital Development Authority ( FCDA) to suspend one of its officers, Mr Ehimony Joshua, over alleged N525 million bribery scandal.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye gave the directive at an investigative hearing in Abuja.
Senator Melaye said Mr Joshua, who worked with the Legal Secretariat of the FCDA, should be suspended pending conclusion of Senate investigation.
He said that Mr Joshua was alleged to be involved in N525 million bribery which he allegedly facilitate between FCDA and beneficiaries of 206 hectares in Kyami District along Airport Road Abuja.
According to the Senator, three out of 16 beneficiaries out of the 206 hectares petitioned the Committee over activities of Mr Joshua.
Senator Melaye said the people concerned alleged that Joshua refused to vacate litigation caveat placed on their plots of land as done to other 13 allottees.
The Senate Committee Chairman on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye said that the petitioners also alleged that Joshua refused to vacate the litigation caveat because they refused to pay N35 million bribe into two different dedicated bank accounts belonging to Joshua.
It will interest you to know that the litigation caveat as stated in the petition resulted from litigation against the 16 allottees by one Toni Asuni and Bashiru Dantata on behalf of Nigeria Polo Association.