Stolen crude: Lawmaker threatens legal action against whistleblowers

The Mark Gbillah-led Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives, probing the stolen of 48 million barrels of crude oil, has threatened to take legal action against members of the George Uboh-led Whistleblowers Network over spurious allegations against the committee.

George Uboh-led Whistleblowers Network had in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja, stormed the main entrance to the National Assembly for protest against the Ad hoc committee set up by the House to investigate the alleged stolen crude subsequently sold n China for proceed of $4.8bn.

The protesters led by Peter Umoh denounced the setting up of the Ad Hoc Committee by the House when the crime according to them, was already being litigated against in a court of law.

They alleged that the House did not receive any petition from them to warrant such an investigation. and that Hon Gbillah led Ad – Hoc committee did not include them in the list of witnesses invited for a public hearing, which to them, raised suspicion of vested interest in the matter by the House and the committee itself.

They in their own belief, felt that the Ad Hoc Committee should hands off the matter since courts of competent jurisdictions were already hearing cases.

The Chairman of the Ad – hoc committee, Gbillah, in his response noted that the George Uboh-led Whistleblowers Network were nothing but rabble-rousers in the matters at hand.

He dismissed all the allegations made against his committee and the House as spurious and threatened that “legal action would be taken against their sponsors if they don’t desist from their show of shame.”

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