The Senate has toughened its stand against Chief Executive Officers of companies involved in over N30 trillion revenue scam.

To that effect, it has ordered the arrest of the CEOs of Crown Flour Mills, Globacom and 28 others who failed to honour its invitation to answer to their alleged involvement in the scam.

The Senate panel, at its sitting on Friday, said only 33 chief executives responded of the 63 firms invited.

Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, gave the directive at the committee’s investigative meeting on Friday in Abuja. 

He said the refusal by the CEOs to honour the panel’s invitation despite several reminders was disrespectful to the National Assembly as an institution.

The companies include: British American Tobacco, CCECC, Dana Group, Olam International Limited, Hong Xing Steel Company Limited, Visafone, African Wire, Starcomms and Allied Limited, and Aarti Steel Nigeria Limited.

Others are Abyem-Diva International Limited, Gagasel International, FrieslandCapina WAMPO, Etco Nigeria, Edic Chemicals and Allied Distributors, De United Foods, Don Climax Group, Skill G Nigeria Limited, Premium Seafood, and La Rauf Nigeria Limited.

Also included are: Standard Metallurgical Company Limited, Kam Industries, IBG Investment Limited, Orazulike Trading Company Limited and Popular Foods Limited, A-Kelnal Integrated & Logistics Services, African Industries, African Tiles & Ceramics as well as ZTE Nigeria.

The Senate had mandated the panel to probe into the alleged over N30tn revenue leakages in the import and export value chain between 2006 and 2017.