NAIRA
NAIRA

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Terkimbi Ikyange has denied involvement in the controversial N750 million vehicle contract fraud.
Sixteen lawmakers had called for the Speaker’s impeachment over his long silence amidst allegations of N750 million vehicle contract frauds for which 21 assembly members were detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja few weeks ago.
The Speaker, however, during an interview on Channels Television yesterday, maintained his innocence, stating he had no hand in the contract whatsoever.
“For one year now, this has been their claims. Now, the issues they are talking about is that members have been detained in the EFCC.
“I wasn’t the cause of that, I was not given the contract, in fact, I was not party to the contract. I have nothing to do with the contract. So I was not there when they were negotiating,” the Speaker said.
It would be recalled that the contract for the supply of vehicles to assembly members worth N750 million was handled by Mia 3 Nigeria Limited, a company fronted by the assembly Deputy Speaker, Hon James Ejembi Okefe.


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