By Oyeleye Olatunji
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate prosecution of former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over his alleged role in the reported National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) 2.5 billion naira fraud.
The party also demanded the prosecution of the sacked Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, over alleged misappropriation of 919 million naira as exposed by a ministerial panel.
In a statement by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the duo “must not be left off the hook” because of their affiliation with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency.
The PDP insisted that Mohammed should be prosecuted alongside the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Alhaji Modibbo Kawu.
It would be recalled that Kawu is presently facing trial over an alleged 2.5 billion naira Digital Switchover deal, which was investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).