By Augustine Akhilomen
Sports Minister, Bar. Solomon Dalung has debunked allegation that he was involved in bribery scandal worth N30 million.
In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, Dalung revealed that he knew nothing on the alleged sum of money couple with the fact that he was never summoned by the National Assembly for questioning as regards to the afformentioned money.
“I have never been invited by the said National Assembly Committee and had never received any invitation from the Committee in respect of the allegations published. I am even not aware of the said transactions; I even don’t know the contractor involved or even the company.
“I did not mandate anybody to collect anything from anybody and so not in the position to defend it. The allegation is coming to me as a surprise because before proceeding on medical vacation, I cannot remember receiving such petition.
“Therefore, I challenge those fabricating the story to also tell Nigerians whether I was given the copy of the petition?
“If the petitioner did not avail me the copy, I have the right to be served with a copy before the purported seven invitations by NASS. Or was the NASS expecting me to come before they will level the allegations and expect reply?