Reps committee insists Oteh must appear before it or

Reps committee  insists Oteh must appear before it or
The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee probing the Nigerian capital market Tuesday said that the Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) Ms. Aruma Oteh must appear before it tomorrow(Wednesday) or face the wrath of the law.
Oteh, who Monday appeared before the committee, was scheduled to testify again at Tuesday’s sitting but failed to show up but instead sent a letter asking for permission to be absent.
At the resumed sitting of the ad-hoc committee on Tuesday, its chairman, Hon Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi, acknowledged receipt of a two-page letter dated May 8, from the DG seeking to answer any further question in writing.
The letter read in part, “I therefore crave your indulgence to permit me to respond to any additional questions that you may have in writing, being that you had already given the commission an opportunity to present and interact with the committee for
five hours yesterday.”
Her request according to the letter was to enable her attend the National Economic Management Team (NEMT) meeting to be chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.
While ruling, Hon El-Sudi, insisted that Oteh must appear before the committee on Wednesday, 9th May 2012 or face the wrath of the National Assembly.he also described her attitude as “an aura of arrogance and
looking down upon the integrity and authority of the National Assembly.
“This committee has been fair to everyone that appeared before it. We will not sit here and allow anybody to undermine the National Assembly… “Appearance before this committee or any of the National Assembly committee is  not a matter of personal idiosyncrasy or discretion. Ms Arunma Oteh is hereby ordered to appear before this committee by 10am tomorrow (Wednesday), 9/5/12  unfailingly otherwise we shall be compelled to invoke the necessary provisions of  the law,” El-Sudi said.