A Nigerian official fainted in parliament while he was being asked about the expenditure he made involving corrupt dealings.
The member of parliament before he could answer to the questions that were brought before him, he fainted. Some people argue that the man pretended to faint so as to avoid answering about his corrupt activities.
Parliamentary committee was quizzing Pondei over N536 million paid to a group associated with save lives of Niger Delta which is alleged to be corrupt.
The payments were made from the month April till date. Pondei could not answer that question which involves the mismanagement of millions of Naira. He resorted to fainting.
Several members could be seen in the video rushing to assist the fellow member of parliament who had supposedly fainted. They were helping him take off his mask and unbutton his shirt. Others were holding his head trying to protect him from falling.
This drama which happened in Nigerian parliament, left many in stitches as they could not understand how can someone avoid accountability by fainting.
"You will think it’s drama yet it’s not. A Nigerian official pretending to have fainted when questioned about corruption," a social critic said.
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