The Ebonyi state lawmakers, about two weeks ago suspended Ms Maria Ude Nwachi, Afikpo Chic for two weeks. She was suspended on the allegation that she poses as a photographer to Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and had taken up an image laundering job which resulted in her, absenting from two sittings.
Afikpo Chic, who appeared before the 5-man House of Assembly panel pleaded guilty and asked for forgiveness.
But surprisingly, when the committee submitted its report yesterday at the plenary, the house extended her suspension to six months despite admitting guilty and pleading for leniency.
What surprises more in the extension of her suspension for six months is the reason behind it.
The house alleged that the lottery scheme she did in her group, Igboist is unlawful.
This is what the lawmakers has to say..
“…the illegality and criminal nature of the (lottery) scheme destroyed the public confidence in the parliament, thus making the public to generally accuse the House of corruption, inefficiency and incompetence.”