My Investigation Is A Witch Hunt – Secondus

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 03, (THEWILL) – Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus has described his current travails with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a clear case of witch-hunt and political persecution.

Secondus was arrested in connection with receiving luxury vehicles illegally from controversial businessman, Jide Omokore.

In a statement written and signed personally, Secondus said after eight days in detention he was granted bail due to the inability of the EFCC to establish a case against him.

He also alleged that some political opponents in the APC, particularly a minister from Rivers State, is behind the distortion of facts of the investigation by the EFCC in the media.

THEWILL checks show that the only minister from Rivers State is Rotimi Amaechi, Minister for Transportation and former Governor of the State.

Secondus admitted to receiving car gifts from Omokore on several occasions in the last 10 years for his personal use as Omokore has been his friend for over 20 years.

He further stated that the cars and buses supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors was from a credit facility Omokore has with the company as he denied any knowledge of the transaction EFCC are alleging he had with NNPC.

He noted that those currently being investigated are experiencing the denial of the fundamental human rights and excessive physical incarceration but reaffirmed his confidence in the judicial system.

“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 concluded

Story by David Oputah