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JUST IN! NDDC Probe: Sen. Akpabio, Others Arrives as Security beef up at National Assemble | See Full Updates Here

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There is intense security beef up at the venue of the ongoing investigative hearing into alleged financial malfeasance at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

An unusual presence of policemen and National Assembly security operatives were noticed at room 231, new building in the House of Representatives.

Guests already seated were asked to vacate the hall for proper security search.

The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Acting Managing Director of NDDC and a host of other stakeholders just appeared before the Committee.

meanwhile, the Chairman of committee Honourable Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo steps down for another chairman to head the committee.

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This comes as the committee began its fourth day of public hearing as it investigates alleged financial misappropriation at the agency.

The committee is set to grill Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio and acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Daniel Pondei.

Pondei had walked out of the hearing last week, accusing Tunji-Ojo of being an interested party in the probe.

Thomas Ereyi-Tobi now presides over the hearing following Tunji-Ojo’s decision to recuse himself from the hearing.

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