According to him, he stepped down from the panel and coordinating the hearing after allegations of corruption were directed against him.
The Interim Management Committee of the NDDC had last week requested that Tunji-Ojo should not preside over the probe as he had also been accused of “crime” against the commission.
However, at the resumed hearing of the Committee this morning where the Niger Delta Minister, Godswill Akpabio is expected to testify, Tunji-Ojo announced his decision to step down so as to ensure all parties in the case get a fair hearing. He dismissed allegations he is on a revenge mission against the NCDC leadership.
The deputy chairman of the committee, Thomas Ereyi-Tobi, has taken over proceedings of the panel.
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