Allegation Of Car Gift: Justice Will Prevail – Secondus
PDP Deputy National Chairman Uche Secondus, has expressed optimism that he would get justice in the ongoing investigation into allegation of receiving cars as gift from his friend.
Secondus made the statement in Abuja on Thursday while addressing newsmen on his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Secondus was invited by the EFCC on Feb. 23 to clarify issues related to ongoing investigation by the commission.
Secondus said that he was confronted with allegation of receiving some cars from Mr Jide Omokore who had been his friend for more than 20 years.
“I admitted to them that Mr Jide Omokore has given me car gifts on several occasions in the last 10 years for my personal use.
“I want to state categorically that what I received from my friend, Jide Omokore were cars and buses supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors apparently from credit facility Omokore has with the company.
“I don’t have any knowledge of the so-called transaction the investigators are alleging he had with the NNPC,” he said.
The PDP chieftain expressed dismay that the facts of the matter under investigation had been grossly misrepresented in the media.
He said that he was granted bail under stringent conditions after eight days in detention.
“Since the EFCC did not establish any case against me, I find my needless detention a clear case of witch-hunt and pure political persecution.
“My immediate concern is the denial of my fundamental human rights, excessive physical incarceration and the orchestrated negative media campaign completely skewed against those being investigated.
“Nevertheless, I hereby restate my confidence in the rule of law and the relevant institutions for the resolution of this matter on its merit in the interest of justice,’’ he said. (NAN)