Warrant Arrest Threat for 12 Contractors in Ebonyi State

House EbonyiHouse of Assembly in Ebonyi State yesterday threatened to issue warrant of arrest on 12 con­tractors who mishandled jobs in the state. The warrant is to be issued on Thursday 13th July 2016.
 The Labour Party governorship candidate Chief Edward Nkwegu, dur­ing the 2015 general elec­tions and the CEO of Edon Nigeria Limited, a firm that handled major jobs in the state is one of those to be af­fected.
Chairman of the House of Assembly Adhoc Com­mittee investigating ongo­ing projects in the state, Hon Chike Ogiji while reacting to the alleged flagrant refusal of some of the contractors to appear before the commit­tee on several occasions, said the companies’ chief execu­tives were invited but failed to appear before the com­mittee.
Firms to be affected in the issuance of the warrant include Costain W.A, Aguiyi Nigeria Ltd, Phinotech Nige­ria Ltd and Angele Standard Ltd. Others are Zim Engi­neering Ltd, Eze Chibueze Agbo and Sons owned by a former Commissioner for Education, Ndubuisi Agbo, Namik Construction Com­merce Ltd, WATA construc­tion Ltd, Fred Technical Ltd, CAT construction Group, Danesworth International Ltd and Tonimann Integrat­ed Ltd.
Ogiji noted that the need for the warrant of arrest was to fulfil the constitutional powers of the House to con­duct investigations into the conduct of affairs of any per­son, authority, ministry or government departments as reflected in section 128 sub section 1(b) of 1999 consti­tution of the Federal Repub­lic of Nigeria as amended.
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