Falana calls for National Assembly probe into $496m withdrawn from excess crude account

Falana calls for National Assembly probe into $496m withdrawn from excess crude account

- President Buhari is said to have withdrawn $496 million from the excess crude account

- A human rights activist, Femi Falana has spoken about the alleged withdrawal of the funds

- Falana urged National Assembly to probe the withdrawal with a view to stopping the executive

A human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the National Assembly to probe the unconstitutional withdrawal of $496million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) by President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Sahara Reporter.

Falana said: ''Since 1999, anticipated approvals have been the order of the day.

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''Presidents (Olusegun) Obasanjo, (Umaru) Yar’Adua and (Goodluck) Jonathan were alleged to have spent N1.5trillion without parliamentary approval. We thought that that era had gone for good.

“The National Assembly should investigate the withdrawal with a view to stopping the executive.''

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Falana reacted to the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate saying that no legislative house has the power to remove or suspend any of its member.

The popular human activist described the suspension as illegal and unconstitutional.

According to him, ''No legislative house can suspend or remove a member. It is only a court of law or the constituency that elected them can order the removal or suspension of their representative.''

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Source: Naija.ng

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