A Nigerian Senate Committee has inspected prohibited security items allegedly imported by Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
This followed Senate’s resolution on Thursday to investigate the alleged importation of prohibited security items by Mr. Bello. At plenary, Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye raised the matter and pleaded that the it be investigated immediately, claiming that he has enough evidence that would assist the Committee.
Mr. Melaye told his colleagues that the items were in custody of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), urging them to move into action to forestall compromises.
The items, sealed in cartons, were shown to the senators led by the Committee Chairman, Senator James Manager.
The items include Military camouflage, boots, night goggles and bullet proof vests.
The items are highly restricted and could not be imported without clearance from the office of the National Security Adviser and it was alleged that they were imported without end user in Custom documents.
The Special Adviser to Kogi State Group Capt. Jerry Omodara (rtd) had attempted to clear the gadgets but his request was turned down by Customs.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, had on Thursday before the matter to the committee for investigation, urged politicians to take caution ahead of 2019 elections.
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