The Police in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, May 16, arrested two employees (name withheld) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for allegedly stealing sensitive documents belonging to the commission this medium has learnt.
According to insider source told our correspondent that they were reportedly caught in the act by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration and the Executive Director, Project, moving the documents out of the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcout, Rivers State capital.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects have been taken to a Police Station at Olu Obasanjo for further investigations and prosecution.
A source from the commission, who pleaded anonymity, mentioned that one of the suspects came from the Delta State’s office of the commission while the second employee worked at the commission’s headquarters.
The source said: “The two directors made a surprise visit to the commission’s headquarters on Saturday.”
“They headed for the third floor of the headquarters and saw two employees coming out of the building and demanded to know their mission. But they could not explain what they were doing at the building.”
“One of the directors opted to search their bag and discovered many sensitive documents belonging to the commission.”
”One of the employees came from our Delta State office while the other one works in the head office. They were immediately handed over to the police”.
He said the suspects worked at the Human Resources Department of the commission.
A visit to the Olu Obasanjo Police station showed that the suspects were undergoing investigation.
Some principal officers of the commission were also seen leaving the police premises.
When contacted, the commission’s Director, Corporate Communications, Charles Odili, confirmed the development but said further details would be made available to the public soon.
There has been series of attacks on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission by powerful individuals said to be against the ongoing forensic audit of the commission