Representatives penetrate Aregbesola over ‘misappropriated’ N165b prison funds

The House of Representatives has begun a probe of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known on Wednesday.

Gbajabiamila is a strong follower of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who has actually declared his intent to run for presidency in 2023.

This development is coming couple of days after Aregbesola publicly blasted Tinubu for turning himself into a god.

Gbajabiamila commanded the plenary on Wednesday, where members fixed that the interior minister and prisons chief, Haliru Nababa be probed.

They are being accused of misusing about N165billion funds earmarked for prisons development across the country.

The House resolution came as an outcome of a movement of urgent public importance moved by Ndudi Elumelu, who is the Minority Leader of your house.

“The House is interrupted that despite this Act and increase in financial allowances to the Nigerian Correctional Service to drive its restored required, the pace and quality of the service have stayed the same if not retrogressing,” Elumelu said.

“The House is fretted that the working conditions of personnel and prisoners’ well-being have weakened regardless of, the over N165 billion budget plan allotments to the service in the last two years.”

With this, the legislators resolved to have its committee on Reformatory Institutions investigate the allegations and report to your home within 12 weeks, for more legislative action.