N438m contract fraud: Tunji-Ojo fails to show up at CCB

Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, reportedly failed to show up at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) headquarters in Abuja today, January 16, to answers questions linked to an investigation on the alleged involvement of a company linked to him in a N438m contract awarded by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The CCB had written the minister, demanding he show up for questioning.

The letter signed by the CCB Director, Investigation and Monitoring, Gwimi S.P on behalf of the CCB Chairman, Murtala Aliyu, read;

“The bureau is investigating a case of alleged breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers in which your name appeared prominently. Consequently, you are invited for an interview scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Time: 1100 hrs prompt. Venue: CCB Headquarters on 5th floor, Annex III, Phase I, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.

“This invitation is pursuant to the mandate and powers of the Bureau as enshrined in the Third Schedule, Part I, Paragraph 3 (e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Please be properly guided.”

Daily Trust reported that the minister who failed to appear before the CCB by 11 a.m. on Tuesday, had written the Bureau requesting another date. He stated that he had a prior formal obligation he needed to attend.