The house of representatives committee on public petition has issued a warrant of arrest on Olayemi Cardoso, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for refusing to appear before it to answer questions on their operations.
The committee also ordered the arrest of Oluwatoyin Madein, accountant general of the federation, and 17 others. The motion was led by Fred Agbedi, a member representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa on Tuesday.
Agbedi said the arrest warrant had become inevitable following the attitude of the invitees. He said parliament worked with time and the CEOs had been invited four times but failed to respond. The lawmaker added that the CEOs should be brought to appear before the committee by the Inspector General of Police through a warrant of arrest after due diligence by Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the house.
In his submission, Micheal Irom, chairman of the committee and member representing All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River, said that the IGP should ensure the CEOs were brought before the committee on December 14.