Tunji-Ojo writes CCB over invite on Betta Edu controversy

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

Minister of interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over an ongoing investigation bordering on alleged breach of the code of conduct for public officers.

Mr Tunji-Ojo was invited by the CCB to see interrogators on Tuesday at the bureau’s headquarters in the Federal Secretariat, Abuja at 11am.

The CCB is investigating a possible breach of code of conduct for public officers following reports that a company linked to Tunji-Ojo received N438 million from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation under minister Betta Edu who is now suspended.

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However, CCB spokesperson Veronica Kato told PUNCH that Tunji-Ojo’s interrogation would be rescheduled for a later date following his memo to the bureau citing national assignment.

“Yes, the minister’s interrogation has been rescheduled. He wrote, asking that it be rescheduled because he has a national assignment, so it has been rescheduled for a later date,” Kato was quoted as saying.

Tunji-Ojo earlier said he stopped being a director in the company New Planet Projects in 2019.

The company is now reportedly managed by his wife.