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Byline: Luka Binniyat and Tordue Salem
Prominent lawyer, Festus Keyamo, was yesterday locked in a heated debate with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges over the authenticity of documents on the award of a contract by the National Assembly Management for the supply of 380 units of Peugeot 407 vehicles for the lawmakers.
Keyamo had in a letter addressed to Speaker Dimeji Bankole, and in several statements accused the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Management of the National Assembly of, among other things, working in collaboration with Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) to inflate the actual cost of the specification of vehicles delivered by the company to the House.
The lawyer who appeared before the Committee at about 11:00 am with volumes of evidence alleging differentials in what the PAN quoted for the cars and the price it supplied the cars, shouted that the House "must account for the public money" wasted on the vehicles.
Keyamo's evidence on the contract included photocopies of cheque, received in respect of the cars …