ICPC: Obono-Obla Alleges Witch Hunt

In Breaking News, Crime, National News, Politics

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Okoi Obono-Obla, a former aide to President Muhammad’s Buhari on prosecution has said his continuous travails at thee Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) was an effort to “hang” him for serving the country “honorably.”

Obono-Obla who also served as the Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) was alleged to have committed fraudulent acts while in office and following his suspension, was arrested and detained but later released without charge.

And, following what seemed renewed efforts to nail him over alleged fraudulent actions, the Ugep born lawyer took to Facebook on Saturday to lament but insisted if it was a price he had to pay for serving his country, then he was ready.

“I recovered billions of naira for Nigeria I did not take a Kobo, I recovered hundreds of millon of dollars for Nigeria, I didn’t take a Cent. I recovered houses, farms, and vehicles. I did not help myself. You investigated me for 16 months! You even investigated my stomach! Nothing! However, Okoi Obono-Obla must be hanged! Then you alleged, I helped my staff to divert 18 milion!,” Obono-Obla wrote.

I recovered billions of naira for Nigeria I did not take a kobo., I recovered hundreds of millon of dollars for…

Posted by Okoi Obono-obla on Saturday, 23 January 2021

He questioned the legal basis for his recent travail.

“Is there a vacarious responsibility in crime. In other words, can you hold me criminally responsible for the acts of my son? Does it make sense! How low!

“This is the price I have to pay for serving honorably, courageously and with uncommon integrity! I am ready to suffer for stepping on powerful toes when serving Nigeria!” he wrote.

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