Edo Assembly issues warrant of arrest on Chinese businessman

Edo Assembly issues warrant of arrest on Chinese businessman

The Edo House of Assembly has issued a warrant of arrest on the Managing director of Rongtai Aluminum company, Mr. Chen Shijing over his alleged refusal to appear before the house . The Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, issued the warrant following the refusal of Managing Director to honour invitation extended to him by the house. 

The Edo House of Assembly has issued a warrant of arrest on the Managing director of Rongtai Aluminum company, Mr. Chen Shijing over his alleged refusal to appear before the house .

The Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, issued the warrant following the refusal of Managing Director to honour invitation extended to him by the house. 

Adjoto, directed Edo Commissioner of police, DanMallam Mohammed to arrest and bring Mr Chen Shijing to plenary on April 1.

He said: “for the sake of fair hearing , the Committee invited him upon receipt of the petition against the company and they refused to appear. 

“At Plenary on Monday the house upon consideration of the report of the committee also summoned the management of the company all in a bid to give them fair hearing but they refused honour the summon.

“Instead of appearing, the management of the company sent a legal representative which we consider as disregard for constituted authority,” he said.

The Speaker, thereafter invoked section 13 of the legislative house powers and section 129(1D)(F2) of the 1999 constitution as amended to issue the warrant of arrest on the Managing director of company.

He described the appearance of legal representative on behalf of the Rongtai Aluminum company as unacceptable and disrespectful adding that , the management of the company see themselves as above the law.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie (APC Uhunwmode), thereafter moved a motion to the effect that the managing director and directors of the company be issued warrant of arrest.

The motion was seconded by the member representing (APC Etsako East), Mr. Kingsley Ugabi.

He summon and warrant of arrest was sequel to the consideration of a preliminary report  at the committee of the whole on the ill treatment of staff of Rongtai Aluminum company  contained in a petition to the house by a staff of the company 

The petition was titled”Case of serious ill treatment, acts of threat to life, abandonment, neglect and oppression of one, Mr.Ebebe Ukala by Rongtai Aluminum Nigeria limited.

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