Assets Forfeiture: Obono-Obla & Ned Nwoko In Personal Vendetta Against Me —Nwaoboshi
Says I Don’t Own Any Property In Lagos, Warri
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has, on Monday, denied that the properties allegedly confiscated by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) do not belong to him.
Senator Nwaoboshi stated this in a press release signed by his Special Assistant, Mr. Vincent Adoor, and made available to ElombahNews over the alleged temporary forfeiture of his properties in Lagos, Asaba, Warri and Abuja.
ElombahNews had reported on Sunday that SPIP sealed off suspicious assets and properties belonging to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, located in Warri, Asaba in Delta State, and Lagos State.
The Panel carried out the action on the premise of last week’s ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which ordered an interim forfeiture of said properties belonging to Nwaoboshi, who represents Delta North senatorial district.
Ruling in suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/1127/18 filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on behalf of the Federal Government, Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo also placed a post-no-debit order on 22 bank accounts linked to Nwaoboshi.
Reacting to the action of SPIP, the Senator stated unequivocally that the propertiesw in question do not belong to him and that the real owners of the said properties will be revealed during trial.
The statement reads:
“The attention of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has been drawn to the numerous press releases, particularly the Television broadcast by CHANNELS TELEVISION, on the alleged temporary forfeiture of properties purportedly belonging to him by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP).
“Consequent upon this development, SENATOR PETER NWAOBOSHI once again deems it appropriate and necessary to correct the falsehood which the news presents.
“First, all the properties listed and purportedly sealed does not belong to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
“Senator Peter Nwaoboshi states unequivocally that he does not own a single property in Lagos or Warri, as claimed by SPIP, and that the identities of the real owners will be known when the trial commence.”
On the 22 Bank Accounts allegedly frozen on the orders of the court, Nwaoboshi said that only three are his.
He said: “Off the 22 Bank Accounts allegedly freezed, only three can be said to be his. Two of those accounts are his salary account with UBA, National Assembly Branch.
“All monies that enter both accounts are his official salary, allowances and estacodes. The Third account is his domiciliary account with Access Bank.
“The balance in all the accounts listed by (SPIP) is less than (45,000,000) Forty Five Million Naira Only.”
Denying allegations of money-laundering proffered by SPIP, he said that part of the money in his personal accounts are derived from a one hundred and fifty million naira loan he took.
“Worthy of note is the fact that senator Nwaoboshi took a loan of (150,000,000) one hundred and fifty million naira on his salary account with UBA. This is verifiable,” he said.
Senator Nwaoboshi, in his words, “wants the Nigerian People to know that what is ongoing is a personal fight and vendetta pursued by Okoi Obono-Obla and his good friend and sponsor Hon. Ned Nwoko against him.
“The sole reason for this blackmail, harassment, intimidation and campaign of calumny is Delta North Senatorial Seat which Hon. Nwoko lost, and is presently a subject of litigation pending before the Supreme Court,” he stated.
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