The 8th senate was shocked today when the Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, revealed how MTN Nigeria and a serving minister have been involved in serial money laundering.
Senator Melaye made the disclosure under order 42 of the Senate rule.
Dino said described the act as sabotage, saying that at this critical moment when the nation is facing economic challenges, all hands must be on deck to recover every loot in the country.
“We are in a precarious situation and now is the time to recover every stolen money in the country,” he said.
“Between 2006 and 2016, MTN Nigeria, in collaboration with 4 commercial banks and with the help of a serving Minister, moved over $12bn out of this country”.
Dino said, if given the opportunity, he would move the substantive motion in the next legislative day, with concrete evidences.
Ruling on the point of order, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki granted Dino Melaye the privilege of moving the substantive motion during the senate plenary of Tuesday 27th September.