Edward Onoja

By Ogbolu George

The Nigeria Senate has received a petition against Kogi state Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, accusing him of being a party to a N53 million fraud while a Guarantee Trust Bank PLC member of staff.

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While submitting the petition against Onoja on Wednesday, Senator Hamma Misau (APC/Bauchi Central) explained that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had sometime ago invited Onoja, but he was let off the hook.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, while admitting the petition, asked the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions headed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP/Imo East) to do a thorough investigation and revert to the Chambers.

The petition is coming at a time the National Assembly is entangled in a face-off with Kogi state government over the circumstances surrounding Senator Dino Melaye’s recall.

Edward Onoja worked with Guarantee Trust Bank PLC before being appointed into office.