Five staff of the National Assembly have been interrogated in connection with the alleged disappearance of the 2016 budget.

The 5 senior civil servants were questioned on Wednesday by the Senate Joint Committee investigating the supposed theft of the document.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, and another member of the committee, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

The quizzed employees are from the offices of the Clerk to the National Assembly, Clerk to the Senate, Senate Leader and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Rules and Business.

Anyanwu said the Joint Senate Committee would submit their report on today, which would be discussed at either in closed session or in plenary.

He said: “We have concluded our investigation and the report will be submitted for everybody to see and we will debate it.”

Similarly, Nwaoboshi categorically stated that the document is missing, in spite of series of denials by the Senate leadership.

“The document is missing; we want to find out. We have interviewed some people so far this morning. We are continuing in the next few minutes with our investigation. We are almost through with it. We will conclude in the next few hours because we have already known what is happening.”

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