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I saw $3m bribery scandal coming – Rep

By Taye Obateru

JOS – Member representing Jos South/Jos East constituency of Plateau State in the House of Assembly, Mr. Bitrus Kaze, has said he saw the bribery scandal currently rocking the House over the fuel subsidy probe coming.

He spoke, weekend, at an interaction with journalists after a visit to the state police headquarters and that of Special Task Force, STF, in Jos, Plateau State, to commend them on the successful enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles in the state.

He noted that the scandal should not be used as an excuse to label every member of the House as corrupt or inept, stressing that such generalisation would be out of place.

He said: “It is wrong to generalise that all lawmakers are corrupt merely because one of us is involved in a scandal.”

He assured that the House would not allow the monumental fraud discovered in the subsidy probe to be swept under the carpet despite the scandal involving Hon. Farouk Lawan stressing, “I can assure you that the House is determined to deal with the issue accordingly.”

Kaze, who was received at the various places by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Ayeni, and Commander of the STF, Major-Gen. Henry Ayoola, said as a representative of the people he was at liberty to speak out on their activities.

He said: “The role of these security agencies are critical in the maintenance of law and order in the state. In the process of doing their job, I believe as a representative of the people, I should say it out where they get it right or wrong.

“I think that they are doing their best, especially with the successful enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycle operations.”

in the state, which was passed into law almost two years ago but which seemed to have proved difficult under past leadership of these agencies. So I think they need to be commended for a job well done.”


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