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Police interrogate NASS officials over alleged misappropriation of N500m

Operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) have quizzed top officials of the National Assembly branch of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) over alleged financial misappropriation to the tune of about N500m.

It was gathered that three affected officials were grilled for several hours on Wednesday by the FCID and were granted administrative bail on self-recognition.

The police invitation letters to the officials were sent through the office of the Permanent Secretary, Human Resources and Staff Development of the National Assembly.

The letters were separately addressed to Chairman, PASAN, National Assembly Chapter, Sunday Fabiyi; Financial Secretary, Stacy Nwodo and Treasurer, Samtiya Daniel, inviting them to appear at the Police Department on Wednesday.

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The invitation was sequel to a petition jointly written against the affected officials by nine suspended officers of PASAN who accused the executive of financial misappropriation.

The Assistant Public Relations Officer of PASAN in the National Assembly, Amos Enobong, confirmed the development in a message titled ‘Police Invitation to PASAN Executive, National Assembly Chapter’, and sent to PASAN members yesterday.

The message, sighted by Daily Trust, read in part, “After interrogations and other processes were carried out, the union executives were granted administrative bail, on self-recognition, and to report back on Tuesday, 4th April, 2023, for further questioning.”

Efforts to get the PASAN chairman’s reaction were not successful as his phone number was not reachable.

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