PDP senator raises alarm, claims EFCC boss, Magu threatened to deal with him over his stance in National Assembly
– The senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Barrister Peter Nwaoboshi, has raised an alarm
– Nwaoboshi is currently being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
– The senator however says what he is being persecuted for is pure business transaction
The senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Barrister Peter Nwaoboshi, has said what he is being persecuted for by the EFCC is pure business transaction.
Nwaoboshi who made the claim while addressing selected journalists in Asaba on Monday, June 11, said he would never be muzzled, cowed or intimidated by anybody to keep quiet and betray the leadership of the National Assembly since he did not launder money except that EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu once threatened him.
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He disclosed that his persecution by Magu’s EFCC is because of his position and stand at the National Assembly meant to curtail dictatorship in Nigeria, allow rule of law to prevail, sustain our democracy, allow dissenting voices and encourage investors
Nwaoboshi who is the chairman of the Senate committee on Niger Delta affairs, maintained that the issue that led to his being arrested, detained and arraigned in the court by EFCC, has nothing to do with fraud and corruption,
His words: “If anybody thinks he can muzzle me or cow me, he is wasting his time because I can never be cowed, I can never be intimidated and I believe that justice will be done; I believe in God and I will be vindicated at the end.
“I want you to be upright in your report. I never laundered money; I am a pure business man. My company is paying the loan, servicing it. When we finish the matter, Nigerians will know whether money borrowed from bank and guaranteed is a laundered one.”