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A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Diri Duoye (pictured left) from Bayelsa, on Thursday, threatened to beat up Mr Razak Atunwa (pictured right) over his invitation to former President Goodluck Jonathan to explain his alleged role in the OPL 245 Malabu Oil deal.

Two members of the House of Representatives, Mr Diri Duoye and Ms Boma Goodhead from Bayelsa and Rivers states respectively, yesterday, threatened to beat up Mr Razak Atunwa over the invitation extended to former President Goodluck Jonathan to explain his alleged role in OPL 245 Malabu Oil deal.
The drama came as the ex-President’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, petitioned Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, asking him to prevail on security agencies to stop harassing her.
 Diri Duoye, apparently disturbed as the direct representative of the former President, could not contain his anger any longer and warned Atunwa to be ready for a showdown.
 He said: “Why on earth should he (Atunwa) summon a former president to testify? Can such an invitation be extended to former President Obasanjo?”
 But another lawmaker from the South West (name withheld) countered:  “There’s a window to it, let’s see how it plays out.”
Again, Duoye exploded in anger, saying: “I don’t think I can restrain myself from beating him up. Which window are you talking about?  Where is it done that a former President is being ridiculed like this?”
On his part, Boma Goodhead declared in anger: “Is it because it’s Jonathan and he remains a gentleman that he is?”
All attempts to calm down the Bayelsa lawmaker were rebuffed as he beckoned on his colleague from Rivers State to walk out of the session with him.
Most of the lawmakers present at the hearing condemned the move made by the adhoc committee investigating the Malabu Oil deal scam to invite the former President to give evidence.


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  1. That means they are backing curruption, is it lie that nobody above is above the law? ???. If not sentiment bias and showing that only masses can be punished, Jonathan must be sommon and answer some questions and if found guilty to be prosecuted, why shielding him is he not under his watch Nigerian treasury was looted which leads this country to ressession.

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  2. Aboki that should apply to all kwo? Not just the ones that your fulani gods want to conquer.

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  3. OBJ spend $16billion on electricity with nothing to show according to Oby Ezekwesile who was minister in the regime yet nothing happen. IBB oil wind fall is their. Why GEJ. PMB to pay N80,
    Million of tax payers money for juct packing a presidential jet. Let start from there.

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    1. Don't bring sentiment into national issues. If all these people you mentioned were not invited for explanation, whose fault is that? It's the fault of the NASS at that particular time. So, if their is a change of processes and Jonathan is invited to clear some issue, why should that be seen as odd that a member representing Jonathan's State has to turn himself to a tout with unbridled utterances and called for walkout. These people are just nit mature. And that goes to show that each member is there only to protect his person's interest.

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