EFCC may issue warrant against Bankole as he remains elusive


    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may issue a warrant against the former Speaker of House of Representative, whose dis-honorable action has  mad e the agency dotted him as urgently wanted for questioning over House fund misappropriation.

    Bankole last week had requested for more time in an official letter to EFCC, giving the pressure of handing as excuse.

    Many have rumoured that the troubled former House Leader could be travelling outside the country on the excuse of falling health.

    Among other allegations, he had been summoned to  face investigators over allegations that he diverted funds meant for the National Assembly into his personal use. Other dealings running to billions both in local and foreign currency had been alleged with a big question mark over how he acquired the national icon building, NITEL.

    Bankole’s aides had confirmed that he received a letter last Friday asking him to appear today at 11: 00 AM after he requested for more time.

    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.

    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”.

    A source disclosed that EFCC may now seek to use a warrant of arrest unless he submitted a genuine reason for his non showing up.