Hon Ben Roland Igbakpa has described the fainting of the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as ”unreal”.
Igbakpa said this, whilst appearing as a guest on Channels TV.
The lawmaker who represents Ethiope federal constituency at the house of representatives member said the NDDC boss became dumb because he had nothing to say during the probe.
He added that he is confident that years to come children of Prof Pondei will question him (Pondei) on why he slumped and was rushed to the hospital while being grilled on allegations surrounding a commission he headed.
“The video of Prof Pondei slumping will forever remain on the internet for years to come.
“I never believed his dying was genuine, it cannot be genuine, I respect life. Everybody was worried over what happened, but in less than two hours he left the hospital.
“A professor with a lot of brains suddenly became dumb. He came and met a different game, and obviously couldn’t talk and had to do that. I knew it was not real and he was pretending because my inner spirit did not tell me it was real.”
He also accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio of allegedly being overbearing in his supervisory role of the NDDC following his authorisation of budgetary funding expenses.