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Monday, 4 July 2016

EFCC didn’t find N2.5bn in my maid’s account – Oduah



The member representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the upper chamber, Senator Stella Oduah, has described as false and malicious, an on-line media report which alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, discovered N2.5bn in the bank account of one of her maids.


Oduah, in a statement by her media aide,  Francisca Onyeisi, and made available to our  PUCH News Paper on Monday, maintained that the report was a mere figment of the reporter’s imagination.
The statement reads, “We will like to state unequivocally that this report is totally false, baseless and at best the imagination of the platform who is only set out to extort and blackmail leaders in its continuous attempt by their paymasters to break the rank of Senators of the 8th Assembly.”

The senator said the report contradicted itself when it claimed that the EFCC operatives said N5.6bn must have been stolen, before claiming that the agency had determined it was N3.6bn and later reduced it to  N2.5bn in the same publication.

She challenged  the online platform to follow up its report with the update on the action already taken or being taken against the housemaid, if truly such account existed as claimed by the online platform.
She said, “Why has the so called housemaid not been called in for questioning when the agency is freezing accounts and going after opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the president.

“Oduah made a name for herself during her tenure as a minister instituting serious reforms in the aviation sector and in the last one year as a distinguish senator has raised series of important Bills and Motions to help strengthen the Nigerian Economy and our institutions.”

Oduah argued that at no time did she ask or try to meet with the EFCC Chairman because she is currently in her constituency since the Senate is on a two-week recess.

Source: Punch News
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