Harassment: NCWS asks Buhari to protect Joi Nunieh

Harassment: NCWS asks Buhari to protect Joi Nunieh

Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:18 pm

Godswill Akpabio and Joi Nunieh. Photo credit: The Herald

Nunieh is a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Mrs Laraba Shoda, the National President of NCWS made the call in a statement in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nunieh is currently facing investigation into an alleged financial recklessness of N22.6 billion said to have been perpetrated under her stewardship at the NDDC.

According to her, Nunieh should be allowed to face the Senate Committee handling the probe to defend herself without intimidation.

”All forms of harassment and intimidations should stop. We are not against her being probed but what we don’t want is for her to be harassed in any way.

“The Senate Committee should be allowed to do proper investigations into the alleged misappropriation of funds and if she is found guilty, the law should take its cause,” she said.

Shoda also commended Gov. Nyesom Wike for rescuing Nunieh and freeing her from the supposed “house arrest” by suspected armed policemen.

”We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, having constituted a committee to end all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV), to protect Nunieh and allow her face the probe in peace.

”It is bad enough that she is undergoing a probe but an harassment will be too much for her to bear.

”We should please understand that she is a woman and needs our protection.

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