Angry HoR Committee Members Chase MTN Reps Out of Public Hearing

mtnThe House of Representatives committee on Communications have walked out MTN representatives during a public hearing of the latter’s $3.9bn fine imposed on it by the NCC.

Immediately the investigative hearing started, a member of the committee, Ossai Nicholas Ossai, (PDP, Delta), had raised an objection that those invited had failed to show up, insisting that those present could not stand in for them.

But Chairman of the committee, Akinade Fijabi, APC, Oyo, guided Ossai, explaining that the management of MTN had written earlier to say the committee should refer its findings to Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

The committee’s clerk had read the letter which further irked the committee members, who at this point, asked MTN’s representative to leave the hearing.

Chairman of the committee speaking after the committee adjourned, said: “We have invited the MD, if he fails to show up, we will approach the Inspector General of Police and, through him, order for his arrest.”


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