N20bn bailout fund: Kogi Assembly threatens warrant of arrest against bank MD

The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against the Managing Director of a new generation bank if fails to appear before the house on Tuesday next week.

The House had invited the said Managing Director last two weeks to clarify issues surrounding the N20 billion bailout fund the bank claimed it would send back to the Central Bank of Nigeria. But he failed to honour the invitation.

In a statement made available to press men, upon resumption of Plenary, the Regional Manager of the bank and Counsel to the Bank, were at the Assembly but the Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole, insisted that they would not be allowed to speak except they tender a letter from the Managing Director authorising them to represent him.

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The speaker noted that the House was giving the Bank Chief Executive Officer one week to appear before it, noting that any attempt to dishonour the invitation would make the House to use every legal means to make him appear.

He stressed that the claim that the state government fixed the bailout fund in an account with the bank had brought embarrassment to the government and people of Kogi State.

The speaker said investigations by the House Committee on Public Accounts revealed that the allegations were baseless and untrue, adding that the Assembly would get to the root of the matter.

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