The Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated allegations of illegal sale of statelands by Hon. Edward Turay and Hon. Dauda Dumbuya will present their findings today in Parliament.
Lands and Country Planning Minister, Dr. Dennis Sandy had alleged that the Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business Hon. Edward M.Turay and the Parliamentary Oversight Committee Chairman on Lands and Country Planning, Hon. Dauda Dumbuya were involved in the illegal sale of State Lands.
When Hon. Dr, Dennis Sandy presented documents in parliament to substantiate his allegation, MPs agreed that the matter should be investigated and 17 MPs from all parties represented were given the task.
The Committee was given 15 working days to do their inquiry and within that period, the two accused MPs and the Lands Minister testified before the Committee and presented documents to the effect. The Committee also visited the lands in question.
The committee’s report was supposed to have been presented before Parliament last week but the Speaker, Hon. Justice Nathaniel Abel Stronge was out of the country and he left a memo which was read by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Chukuma Johnson that the report should not be read in his absence.
By Ishmael Bayoh