The Deputy National Chairman of the major opposition party in Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has advised the directed Operatives of the Nigeria’s anti graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission the EFCC, to always investigate cases before carrying out arrests on their suspected culprits.
Prince Secondus who gave the advice in a statement, at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja also said that he is not guilty of the alleged corruption charges levelled against him by the EFCC.
It would be recalled that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC, on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, invited the PDP National Deputy Chairman Chief Uche Secondus to clarify issues related to Mr. Jide Omokore’s gifts.
Chief Secondus was said to have allegedly received some exotic cars from Mr. Jide Omokore who faces on corruption charges.
Although Chief Secondus admitted to have received “several gifts on several occasions in the last 10 years for his personal use, from Mr. Jide Omokore”, who he said has been his “friend for over 20 years”. He denied having any knowledge of transactions with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC as alleged by the anti-graft agency EFCC.
He added that “the matter has been grossly misrepresented” by the media and the general public.
The National Deputy Chairman of the party also said that he has been “granted bail under stringent conditions after 8 days in detention. Since the EFCC did not establish any case against” him.