Job Racketeering Probe: Reps panel issues arrest warrant against Haruna Kolo

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The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating cases of job racketeering in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) has issued an arrest warrant against Haruna Kolo, a staffer of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).

The Chairman of the committee, Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau), announced this on Thursday during the sitting of the committee.
The committee made the resolution following the non-appearance of Mr Kolo at the hearing.

The Federal Character Commission and its Chairman, Muheeba Dankaka, have been in the eyes of the storm over allegation of selling employment slots in federal establishments.

Mr Kolo had on Monday, testified before the committee and accused Mrs Dankaka of running an employment ring in the FCC. He confessed to have been used as a front by the Chairperson to collect money from job applicants. Mrs Dankaka denies the allegations.

The Committee had directed Mr Kolo to appear again on Tuesday, however, he has refused to do so since then.
At the resumption of the hearing on Thursday (today), Mr Gagdi stated that the committee had resolved that the arrest warrant be issued against Mr Kolo. He directed the clerk of the committee to ensure compliance.

“For Haruna Kolo, the position of this committee is that he would lose his freedom. We will issue a warrant of arrest in respect of Haruna Kolo and compel security agencies to present him before this committee at any given period if he is so arrested.

“So this committee would communicate officially to the various security agencies,” Mr Gagdi said.

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