I will not appear before Senate on Wednesday – Customs boss

I will not appear before Senate on Wednesday – Customs boss
March 21 21:56 2017

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), retired Colonel Hameed Ali (red) said on Tuesday that he would not appear before the Senate on Wednesday as expected.

Ali said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja.

The Customs boss said he would not appear the Senate because the matter is currently before a court of competent jurisdiction.

“‎The case is in court already. Somebody has sued us. It is subjudice. I have gotten my writ of summons and they said status quo should remain ante which means nothing moves until the court makes a pronouncement. ‎A private individual sued all of us, he wants an interpretation of the section that is in contention. I don’t want to talk so that I am not held in contempt of court,” he said.