by Dolapo Adelana
The Senator representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, Friday, alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is after him over his opposition to the confirmation of the agency’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
Nwaoboshi, who is reportedly being investigated by the commission for alleged complicity in the non-execution of N4bn contracts awarded by the government of Delta State said he was also beo=ing targeted because of his loyalty to President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki.
The lawmaker denied owning 20 bank accounts as alleged by the EFCC.
The anti-graft agency had alleged that he 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?
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“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.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.