Airtel Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanyais in big trouble as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the operational activities of telecoms operators panel has threatened to issue an arrest warrant against him and chairman of the defunct Etisalat Nigeria, Akeem Bello-Osagie for shunning the panel’s summons.
Hon. Ahmed Abu, head of the committee lambasted Akeem Bello-Osagie and the Airtel CEO for refusing to honour the invitations of the panel to answer questions on alleged tax evasion by Airtel and former Etisalat
“The behaviour of the two men is unacceptable. An arrest warrant would be issued against them should they fail to appear on the next invitation. It’s important that your MD is here. Public interest overrides any other interest. We don’t want anybody to play this card to say people will lose their jobs. Nigerian workers are ultimate.”
“It’s only in Nigeria where what happened in the transition between Etisalat and 9Mobile will happen. We looked into the books, and the balances are annoying. You must bring Bello-Osagie here, else we’ll issue arrest warrant against him. When next we do a letter to the CEO of Airtel and he doesn’t turn up, we’ll issue an arrest warrant against him.”