THE locale of the raging war between some members of the Senate and the Interim Management Committee, IMC of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC over probe of alleged financial impropriety is now shifting to the court.
At the moment, the gladiators in the quagmire have now threatened taken to go to court on alleged defamation of character.
One of the key dramatis personae in the unending fight and Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Delta North has threatened to drag the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhamnadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie to court over alleged defamation of character on the social media while siding the IMC on its refusal to appear before the Ad-hoc Committee of the Senate, mandated to probe N40billion allegedly squandered by the Commission between January and March this year.
In a letter of litigation written to Mrs Onochie on Tuesday in Abuja by solicitors to Nwaoboshi and obtained, she was given 48 hours to retract all her alleged disparaging comments against Nwaoboshi as regards contracts from NDDC or face litigation immediately.
The solicitors are Bwala&Co of the Crystal Chambers and Daniel Hassan Bwala of Lincoln’s Inn London.
Meanwhile, the Senate called on security agencies to unravel the alleged forgery of a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the instance of the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege for purported probe of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The letter read, “Consequent upon your unsubstantiated allegations against , our client, he demands that you publish/post a retraction on all your social media platforms and tender an unreserved apology to him within forty eight hours from the day of delivery of this letter.