$18bn Centenary City Probe : Hon. Herman Hembe faces bribery scandal

OrijoReporter.com, Herman Hembe bribery scandal

Former Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim on Friday accused the chairman of the House of Representatives committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Herman Hembe, of asking for bribe in the ongoing probe of the $18bn Centenary City project by the House.

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Anyim while he was ex-Secretary to the Government of the federation (SGF) coordinated the project, made this allegation when he appeared before the House committee on FCT.

He also called on Hembe to step down as chairman of the committee, adding that he cannot be guaranteed of fair hearing because there is issues between them.

His word, “You have told everybody that cared to listen that when the former director general of securities and exchange commission accused you of demanding bribe from her, you pushed for her to be sacked and I refused to sack her while I was secretary to the government of the federation and so this is an opportunity for you to pay me back.

“I will not allow you to use the national assembly platform to pursue personal vendetta. It is unacceptable and I will not submit to it because it offends the rule of fair hearing.

“Mr. Chairman, you have been threatening to conduct this public hearing for over a year now. In fact you ended last year with it and this year you scheduled it for 27th January 2017, then moved it to 1st February and eventually February 3.

“Chairman we only discovered your game plan for all the postponement when you started sending messages to the managing director to come and see you privately.

“It was after all your effort to get the managing director to come and see you privately failed that you confirmed this date. I want you to know that nobody will see you privately. Rather we ate ready for the hearing.”


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