The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the operational activities of telecommunications companies and value-added service providers Thursday resolved to issue a bench warrant against the Chairman, Globacom Nigeria, Dr. Mike Adenuga.
The arrest warrant was issued against Adenugu after he turned down the committee’s invitations to appear before it.
It followed repeated entreaty to him to either appear in person or by representation to clear allegations of tax evasion levelled against his firm and other players in the industry.
Chairman of the committee, Hon. Ahmed Abu (APC, Niger), who had earlier warned that the issuance of an arrest warrant was close to the heart of the committee, said Globacom owes the federal government over N16.7 billion in tax arrears, according to the records before it.