Bankole A No-Show At EFCC

Speaker Dimeji Bankole
By SaharaReporters, New York

The embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, was a no-show today at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he was expected to face investigators over allegations that he diverted funds meant for the National Assembly into his personal use.

Bankole's aides had confirmed that he received a letter last Friday asking him to appear today at 11: 00 AM. He has not issued any statements explaining his failure to honour today's invitation, and it is not clear what the EFCC will now do.

SaharaReporters revealed last week that the Speaker had been to see Goodluck Jonathan to seek his intervention to stop the EFCC from interrogating him regarding the various scams dogging his regime as Speaker of the House.

Today is the second time in one week that Bankole would shun the invitation of the EFCC to appear before the agency over the allegations against him which have riveted the attention of the entire country.

Last week Mr. Bankole pleaded with the EFCC to fix a new date for his  interrogation. He  claimed that he was tied down with "Inauguration activities".

Mr. Bankole did not respond to phone calls placed by SaharaReporters to him today.
 

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Sir, Please this Nigeria not

Sir,
Please this Nigeria not usa or some country please respect and mind the the words used, to give some little respect for the young ones.

Haba EFCC non of this people are above law....

Haba EFCC do some about this kind of people we have. Bankole you have to be arrested cause your people send you to House to Represent them so this how you are? thank God you did not win cause it will be more-than expecting.

Bankole mess

With is kind of attitude our so call leader are showing to the nigerian public... Tell me how govt can stamp out corruption and currpt people who r in power. Bankole is under the shadow of mr president who seem to find it diffcult to let efcc to go after mr bank-ole, we need political cleansing in this country ..from the president to the last man in govt..they all dont deserve my respect.. Ole!

shame on you dishonourable Bankole

Kaka,Dimeji Bankole is not under 40 years old. Get your facts right pls.

I am not sparing Bankole for his actions, but let the man tell his own side of the story. No matter what, the truth will always prevail. Now that the FOI bill has been signed, maybe many of our so called 'un' or 'ill' informed Nigerians who turn themselves to journalists over night will check out their stories and sources before going to press!

Law enforcement is the problem

In reality, people do the right thing to avoid being punished by the law for doing the wrong thing. But when there is no punishment for doing the wrong thing, then doing the right thing feels like doing charity. Of course few people are willing to do charity in the world. For me, i am doing the right thing at NigerianPro.com helping my business to grow by helping the community to grow. You too should do the right thing.

Law enforcement is the problem

In reality, people do the right thing to avoid being punished by the law for doing the wrong thing. But when there is no punishment for doing the wrong thing, then doing the right thing feels like doing charity. Of course few people are willing to do charity in the world. For me, i am doing the right thing at NigerianPro.com helping my business to grow by helping the community to grow. You too should do the right thing.

I cant see Dr.Peter Odili on

I cant see Dr.Peter Odili on your list bro..

THE PRESIDENCY SHOULD CLEAR THE AIR.

The accusations are getting louder,is the Presidency obstructing the EFCC from carrying out its duties with respect to Bankole?A great proportion of Nigerians are begining to have strong and emotional views on this issue.People feel helpless and marooned about this Bankole saga.One thing is sure ,if it was a commoner that is being suspected of a lesser offence, the EFCC would have had him arrested for long.
This boarders on the basic principles of democracy,are all Nigerians equal under the law?Bankole has not botherd to address the issue before the tax payers nor has he responded to the summons of the EFCC the arrogance is mind boglling or is he holding some accomplish(es) to ransom?we are yet to learn.

what a shame. I thought he was a gentle man

He should be arrested, tried and given the maximum jail term. Anything less, EFCC and GEJ administration would have started out very very badly. We seriously need start sorting ourselves out as a Country. This is just a shame.

@halima abiola Yes tinubu

@halima abiola
Yes tinubu should be arrested but only after atiku,ciroma,abubakar,dangote and so on. I beg make I hear word!

@halima abiola Yes tinubu

@halima abiola
Yes tinubu should be arrested but only after atiku,ciroma,abubakar,dangote and so on. I beg make I hear word!

WHERE IS OHAKIM!!!!!

CAN SAHARA REPORTERS PLEASE TELL US WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT FOOL OHAKIM IKEDIA. THE AXED GOVERNOR OF OUR DEAR IMO STATE.

Bankole and EFCC

I expect my President to announce any time from now a new helmsman for the EFCC as Waziri is incapable of holding sway there and in fact she must be probed for the period she stayed there for protecting criminals some of who are now political Kingmakers.I would not know why Ribadu was in hurry to govern the country at that age when it was still necessary for him to make his mark. But surprisingly he has pitched his tent with some of the criminals.

Goodluck Jonathan Please be diplomatic and arrest Bankole

Bankole must be arrested.If Goodluck decides to cover him, then Goodluck is not a friend to the Nation Nigeria and must be pushed out.

What the noise about Bankole

Why the noise about my bro Banky, afterall it is only N10bn that could be traced to him. For PDP leaders we aint see nothing, 'Na when snail don die we go show the shell to the pot'. Sebi we voted for Jona not PDP and we want to pretend to know Osho's mum more than Osho. We are in for a corruption filled 4-yr term. I think after this we would wise up. Added to this expect a Jona-Mark ticket 2015-2019, thats a blockbuster.

BANKOLE TREASURE ROBBERY

He's not showing up because he's planning to run away like the rest of them. He should be arrested immediately without delay. giving him time to explain will only cause long thing.

Hmmmmm!

Naija is finished wit all d likes o Bankola,we doomed

Jonathan is a waste

Please be kind enough and remove that name Oba of Benin. Thank You!

bankole is a bastard

This son of a bitch deserves to die. Omo ma se anfani

God has no time

Why is it only in Nigeria we wait for God to come down and arrest a criminal while in other countries it is the duty of law enforcement agents when can we learn that God has more important things to do than to arrest fund looters in Nigeria while EFCC , Police and ICPC are sleeping on duty and get paid for doing nothing , we waited for God to arrest Ibori it did not happen rather Ibori was arrested by London police not God and he is serving a jail term now , So what happened to Nigerian Police Farce oh sorry Force.
Religious Ignorance is as worrisome as corruption itself in Nigeria..Please Nigerian Religionists know it and put it in your head that God cannot do for man what man can do for himself , you can wait for God to prepare breakfast for you and feed you too while you have two hands.. wake up- wake up -wake up Nigerians it is already AFTERNOOOOOOOON !!

why God will arrest him

Why is it only in Nigeria we wait for God to come down and arrest a criminal while in other countries it is the duty of law enforcement agents ? when can we learn that God has more important things to do than to arrest fund looters in Nigeria while EFCC , Police and ICPC are sleeping on duty and get paid for doing nothing , we waited for God to arrest Ibori it did not happen rather Ibori was arrested by London police not God and he is serving a jail term now , So what happened to Nigerian Police Farce oh sorry Force.
Religious Ignorance is as worrisome as corruption itself in Nigeria..Please Nigerian Religionists know it and put it in your head that God cannot do for man what man can do for himself , you can wait for God to prepare breakfast for you and feed you too while you have two hands.. wake up- wake up -wake up Nigerians it is already AFTERNOOOOOOOON !!

shame on you dishonourable Bankole

It is shameful and disheartening that Bankole who is less than forty years old will be destroyed politically because of corruption. No Nigerian watcher will be suprised because Nigeria has been lacking patriotic leaders for a long time. However the present looters of Nigerian treasury should realise that their days are numbered and judgement will start with Bankole.God will redeem Nigeria from the likes of Bankole and his cohorts.

LET THE EFCC DECLARED HIM WANTED AND PLACE A PRICE TAG ON HIM

THANKS SAHARA REPORTERS FOR THIS BREAKING NEWS,I WILL SUGGEST THAT SAHARA REPORTERS SHOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH EFCC OFFICIAL, NIGERIANS WANTED TO KNOW IF BANKOLE IS ABOVE THE LAW FOR NOT SHOWING UP FOR THE INTERROGATION.THE EFCC SHOULD COME OUT AND TELL NIGERIAN WHY IS DIFFICULT TO ARREST THIS MOTHER FURKER CALL BANKOLE.THERE IS A RUMORS OUT THERE THAT PART OF THIS MONEY WAS GIVEN TO PRESIDENT JONATHAN FOR HIS CAMPAIGN I COULD SEE THE REASON WHY JONATHAN IS PLAYING GAMES WITH NIGERIAN. I WOULD ADVISED MADAM WAZIRI TO DECLARED THIS SON OF A BEACH (BANKOLE) WANTED AND PLACE A PRICE TAG ON HIM

bankole

I am highly disappointed in bankole I didn't want to believe this at first but I just have to accept it now, atleast he's not the first nigerian that stole such huge amount of money we have a lot more than bankole we only need to pray for nigeria because we are in a mess and that's why we wanted buhari there but jega is another liar that couldn't come out to say the truth he failed nigerians were fooled by what he kept saying and besides you can't be a celebrity in nigeria without stealing so let's take the faith, bankole will always remain a celebrity that he has always been I don't blame him a lot of people stole as well..

How has Tinubu come into the strory.

If you don't have anything to say, why don't you shut up rather than making yourself look stupid.

TERRIBLE

This is a test for Mr. president. We are waiting to see him fail woefully as he has started failing, then we pass vote of no confidence on him spiritually and physically. JONATTAN should recall that many have died in that position and painfully.
God is watching

Arrest him immediately before

Arrest him immediately before he runs away like the rest of them.

fire

Only God will redeem Nigeria from the hands of criminal leaders.

fire

Only God will redeem Nigeria from the hands of criminal leaders.

fire

Only God will redeem Nigeria from the hands of criminal leaders.

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