Magu’s rejection: EFCC after me – Nwaoboshi

Member of the Senate representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, on Friday, alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is after him over his loyalty to President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki.

He alleged that the EFCC was also after him and other senators due to their opposition the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, by the Senate.

The lawmaker, while denying the allegation that his Bank Verification Number had been linked with 20 different company and personal bank accounts, asked the EFCC to contacts the firms.

It was reported on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, based on a petition from an undisclosed author in Delta State, was investigating Nwaoboshi’s alleged complicity in the non execution of N4bn contracts awarded by the government of Delta State.

The EFCC was reported to also be probing into how the lawmaker operates 20 accounts in six banks with different signatories.

He was alleged to have used a company to buy a 12-storey building in Apapa, Lagos, which belonged to the Delta State Government, for N805m.

Nwaoboshi was also accused of not declaring all the companies and bank accounts belonging to him to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Nwaoboshi denied the allegations.

He said, “They said I have 20 bank accounts and that my BVN number is linked to the 20 accounts but my brother is the signatory to those accounts. If you have a BVN, can it be different from the signature to an account?

“Again, if it is true, what disqualifies my brother from owning 50 bank accounts for his businesses if he decides to own different accounts for his companies? What disqualifies his company to own an account in different banks? Is there any law that says a company should have only one bank account?

“These are just meant to malign, discredit, quiet and stop me from talking. I learnt they are planning to arrest and detain me. I’m the wrong person because it will not stop me from talking and doing the work my people sent me here to do. Great men have gone into detention – those bigger than me.”

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