BREAKING NEWS!! House Of Reps Speaker Bankole Dimeji Arrested!

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at 01:36 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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After days of playing hide and seek, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last night arrested Hon. Dimeji Bankole, outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was arrested in his Asokoro, Abuja residence at about 8pm after reportedly resisting arrest again for more than four hours.

The anti-graft agency explained that its operatives had to arrest the former Speaker ahead of today’s date he gave to surrender himself because he was discovered to be plotting other schemes to thwart his voluntary surrender or arrest on Monday.   But reacting to the arrest last night, Bankole’s media aide, Mr. Ebomhiana Musa, accused the EFCC of prosecuting a hidden agenda.

According to him: “It goes beyond investigation. They are out to execute an agenda, which is yet unknown. They want to prevent him from handing over. He had said he would honour the EFCC invitation on Monday (today), but they arrested him on Sunday (yesterday).”

The Commmision in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Femi Babafemi said: “The EFCC Chairman, Mrs Farida Waziri was compelled to order the immediate arrest of Mr. Bankole after analyzing an intelligence report which showed that the former Speaker was planning to leave Abuja for Lagos on Sunday evening and thereafter flee the country through an illegal route.”

Mr. Musa who spoke with Daily Sun on phone from Abuja said Bankole was not arrested, but abducted.
“To us, it an abduction. There’s an agreeent between the Speaker’s office and EFCC that he’ll honour the invitation after handing over.” He also debunked the claim by the EFCC that Bankole was plotting to thwart the ‘agreement’ to voluntarily surrender to the EFCC.

“It shows EFCC’s surveilance is weak. Otherwise, they should have placed him on watch, instead of abducting him like a common criminal for an offence, which he didn’t commit.” Mr Bankole had twice shunned two invitations extended to him in the last two weeks by the EFCC, an impunity that climaxed last Friday when he resisted attempts by operatives to arrest him in his Asokoro, Abuja residence.  The EFCC operatives had to be withdrawn after over five hours stand-off after a commitment from Mr Bankole that he was going to surrender himself on Monday.

“While our men kept surveillance around the former speaker hoping he will honour his promise to report on Monday, a fresh intelligence gathered by the Commission showed that Mr Bankole was not ready to keep his promise but was rather planning other schemes to escape from the country through an illegal route or obtain a restraining court order early on Monday to prevent the Commission from effecting his arrest or prosecution”, the statement added.

 Meanwhile, the former Speaker would remain in custody to enable him have sufficient time to answer questions on the numerous fraud allegations against him.  The Speaker was invited by the EFCC over a petition on the N10billion naira loan brought before it by some aggrieved members of the House. At press timew last night, no fewer than 20 Reps member were at the gate of the EFCC but were prevented from seeing the embattled Bankole.
The N10 billion naira loan was blown open by Kogi-born member of the House, Mr. Dino Malaye, who is the leader of the “Progressives”, a group of 11 lawmakers who were suspended over a face -off with the House leadership; before the Court reinstated them.

Speaking during a plenary session of the House, Malaye had informed his colleagues that the speaker secured the loan from a commercial bank. At an executive session of the House, Speaker Bankole reportedly owned up to the N10bn loan on behalf of the House. Sources said the controversial loan has made it impossible for members of the “Progressives” to get their allowances, which was withheld while they were on suspension. The commercial bank is tying the release of the money for the payment of the lawmakers’ allowances to the repayment of the controversial loan.

The loan was taken pursuant to an Executive Session decision of the House on Tuesday March 30, 2010 where the report of a 37 member Committee set up on March 25, 2010 to look into agitation of member for enhancement of running costs of members was reported by Hon. Independence Ogunewe. The report was approved by the House in executive Session of March 30 2010.

The loan was reportedly distributed among principal officers and members of the House.


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nametalkam at 01:38 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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From Vanguard:

ABUJA — ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, explained that its operatives had to arrest former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole ahead of today’s date he gave to surrender himself because he was discovered to be plotting other schemes to thwart his voluntary surrender or arrest.

He was arrested in his Asokoro, Abuja residence at about 8.00 p.m on Sunday after resisting arrest again for more than four hours.

The Commission in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Femi Babafemi, yesterday, said: “The EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, was compelled to order the immediate arrest of Mr. Bankole after analyzing an intelligence report which showed that the former Speaker was planning to leave Abuja for Lagos on Sunday evening and thereafter flee the country through an illegal route.”

It will be recalled that Mr. Bankole had twice shunned invitations extended to him in the last two weeks by the EFCC, an impunity that climaxed last Friday when he resisted attempts by operatives to arrest him in his Asokoro, Abuja residence.

The EFCC operatives had to be withdrawn after over five hours stand-off after a commitment from Mr. Bankole that he was going to surrender himself on Monday.

The statement added: “While our men kept surveillance around the former Speaker hoping he will honour his promise to report on Monday, a fresh intelligence gathered by the Commission showed that Mr. Bankole was not ready to keep his promise but was rather planning other schemes to escape from the country through an illegal route or obtain a restraining court order early on Monday to prevent the Commission from effecting his arrest or prosecution.”

Meanwhile, the former Speaker will remain in custody to enable him have sufficient time to answer questions on the numerous fraud allegations against him.
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deboalabi262 at 01:49 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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If found guilty, should be dealt with accordingly.....

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Ortopazz at 02:17 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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GOD knows i saw this on tv and i was dumb for a moment. gooooooooooosh its so embarrassing
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Ortopazz at 02:18 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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this is a clarion call on leaders to eat and remember what tomarrrrrroooow haassssssss
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Ortopazz at 02:19 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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another tafa balagun case, FROM GRACE TO GRASS
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Ortopazz at 02:20 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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I CANT BELIEVE I AM FEELING PITIFUL FOR HIM, GOD
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orjiwolo at 02:26 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: deboalabi262 on 01:49 AM,  6/06/2011
If found guilty, should be dealt with accordingly.....
Wetin dem go do am?? kpata kpata dem go give am six months medical leave for LUTH like dem give Alamesiegha, Ibru, Tafa Balogun and Baba George etc
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orjiwolo at 02:28 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: nametalkam on 01:38 AM,  6/06/2011
From Vanguard:

ABUJA — ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, explained that its operatives had to arrest former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole ahead of today’s date he gave to surrender himself because he was discovered to be plotting other schemes to thwart his voluntary surrender or arrest.

He was arrested in his Asokoro, Abuja residence at about 8.00 p.m on Sunday after resisting arrest again for more than four hours.

The Commission in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Femi Babafemi, yesterday, said: “The EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, was compelled to order the immediate arrest of Mr. Bankole after analyzing an intelligence report which showed that the former Speaker was planning to leave Abuja for Lagos on Sunday evening and thereafter flee the country through an illegal route.”

Guy you too much... Naijapals suppose give you full time employment as site administrator

It will be recalled that Mr. Bankole had twice shunned invitations extended to him in the last two weeks by the EFCC, an impunity that climaxed last Friday when he resisted attempts by operatives to arrest him in his Asokoro, Abuja residence.

The EFCC operatives had to be withdrawn after over five hours stand-off after a commitment from Mr. Bankole that he was going to surrender himself on Monday.

The statement added: “While our men kept surveillance around the former Speaker hoping he will honour his promise to report on Monday, a fresh intelligence gathered by the Commission showed that Mr. Bankole was not ready to keep his promise but was rather planning other schemes to escape from the country through an illegal route or obtain a restraining court order early on Monday to prevent the Commission from effecting his arrest or prosecution.”

Meanwhile, the former Speaker will remain in custody to enable him have sufficient time to answer questions on the numerous fraud allegations against him.
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Larrykingomoj at 02:34 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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I agreed with you, if find guilty should face the penalty.
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Ortopazz at 02:36 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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 kinda hard truth but na de koko sha
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Ortopazz at 02:37 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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 but imagine the shame, GODDDDD
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Ortopazz at 02:40 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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can he survive? the heat or will he not suffocate?
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maryclaret at 02:43 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Shame indeed. Is he not a human being that he will not go through shame? Anyhow, like someone earlier said, if he's guilty, he should be made to face the consequences. I doubt he will though with all the money he has, he'll just buy his way out of this one. mscheww

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thowbee at 02:48 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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is this news??
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frank4sure at 02:51 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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He should also face d law,b4 we know it we not may hear anything again r we not in naija.
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Ortopazz at 02:53 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: thowbee on 02:48 AM,  6/06/2011
is this news??
wat does it look like?
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Ortopazz at 02:55 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: frank4sure on 02:51 AM,  6/06/2011
He should also face d law,b4 we know it we not may hear anything again r we not in naija.

 dont worry he will, naija dun change abi?
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thowbee at 02:58 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Ortopazz on 02:53 AM,  6/06/2011
Quote from: thowbee on 02:48 AM,  6/06/2011
is this news??
wat does it look like?

anythin buh 'news'.........
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Ortopazz at 03:00 AM, 6/06/2011 (7 years ago)
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he will
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