By Emma Ujah

They were indications at the weekend that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may question more members of the National Assembly over the N5.2billion contract scam at the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for which former Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Nicholas Ugbane and his House of Representatives counterpart, Ndudi Elumelu are standing trial.

Not less than 20 Senators and members of the House of Representatives were said to have written to the Ministry of Power and the Rural Electrification Agency to introduce various firms in which they had interests and recommending same for award of contracts before the scam was discovered.

A new twist has been introduced into the on-going trial as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last Monday, accused the duo of misappropriating over N10 billion public funds.

This was disclosed in a 20- paragraph affidavit filed before Justice Garba Umar of the Federal High Court, Abuja , to oppose the application on notice filed by the accused persons to quash criminal charges brought against them by the EFCC over their indictment in the N5.2 billion Rural Electrification Agency, REA, contract scam.


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