As the contentious probe of the finances of the Niger Delta Development Commission resumed Monday in Abuja, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the commission, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has stepped down.
This was a condition given last week by the leadership of the NDDC, led by acting managing director, Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei.
Pondei had led other members of the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC to walk on the committee, to press for their demand for Tunji-Ojo to step down as head of the committee probing the commission.
The NDDC leadership had declared that the committee chair had committed some “crimes” against the commission.
In a related development, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission passed out Monday as members of the House of Reps Committee on the commission grilled him on the finances of the establishment.
The investigative hearing into the activities of the commission had not lasted up to one hour when the professor fainted.