There was slight drama in Enugu House of Assembly this morning as the leader of the assembly; Sunday Ude- Okoye ordered the State Commissioner of police to arrest the State accountant-General, Paschal Okolie for failing to appear before the house on three good occasions. The House leader was quoted to have said, Mr Paschal was giving flimsy excuses such as being sick, just not to honour the house’s invitation and he has it on good notes that, he Paschal is fine and has been attending to his duties. Below is what he said while ordering the State Commissioner of police to take charge;
“We are all from Enugu State and every time he pretends to be sick, but we keep getting information that he attends to his duty.
“This is the third invitation to him and there is no sign or reason why he is not here. As of today, he is in Enugu State.
“Maybe as one of us said yesterday that we have no powers, he feels that we have no powers indeed and he will continue to fry us like `akara’ in the frying pan.
“So because of his continuous failure and neglect of this honourable House, l therefore evoke the powers bestowed on us to order the Commissioner of Police to issue a warrant of arrest on the accountant-general,’’ he said
He therefore moved that the accountant-general should be brought before the assembly on April 21. The motion which was seconded by John Anichukwu, was put to vote and was unanimously passed by the lawmakers.