Senator George Sekibo from Rivers State has metaphorically extended the whistleblowing policy of the Federal Government to the floor of the Senate.
The federal lawmaker, who got up at about 11.07, to protest the refusal of the Federal Government to return the recovered $49 million at an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos to the Rivers State Government, brought out a whistle.
Before the presiding officer, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu. could stop him, Sekibo blew the whistle three times, while calling on the Senate to investigate the issue.
His plea, however, did not gain any support of his colleagues. Instead, Ekweremadu told him that since the case was already being investigated by the House of Representatives, there was no need for the Senate to commence the same exercise.
Instead, Sen. Ekweremadu urged Sen. Sekibo to pass a message to the Rivers State Government to send all necessary documents to the House of Representatives’ adhoc committee probing the recovered money.