The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, has said he will not appear before the Senate on Wednesday, March 23, 2017.
Ali confirmed this at media conference with Editors in Abuja on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
The CGC grounded his reason on an advice he received on Tuesday, about a case filed by an attorney at an Abuja court, it would be subjudice for him to go the assembly and appear before the Senate, while they have pending issues before them, which are also part of what is before the court.
Ali said: “Based on the advice from lawyers and briefing from the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice who is also a party in the suit, I won’t be appearing before the Senate tomorrow until the court decides otherwise”.
Speaking on some other issues, Ali confirmed that some highly influential Nigerians have been prevented from abusing the privilege they have, either political or social wise, by illegally importing expensive items including exotic vehicles into the country without paying appropriate duties.