I’m not Involved in N2.5bn Maid Bank Account – Senator Oduah

Former Minister of Aviation and Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Sen. Stella Oduah, has debunked reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was on her trail for allegedly stashing nearly N2.5bn in a bank account she opened using the identity of her maid.
She described as false and malicious, an on-line media report which allegedly link her to the said bank account.
Senator Oduah In a statement on Monday, by her Head of Communications, Francisca Onyeisi, said she received the reports while in her country home in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
The statement reads, “We will like to state unequivocally that this report is totally false, baseless and at best the imagination of the platform who is only set out to extort and blackmail leaders in its continuous attempt by their paymasters to break the rank of Senators of the 8th Assembly.”
She said, “Why has the so called housemaid not been called in for questioning when the agency is freezing accounts and going after opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the President.
“Oduah made a name for herself during her tenure as a Minister instituting serious reforms in the aviation sector and in the last one year as a distinguish Senator has raised series of important Bills and Motions to help strengthen the Nigerian Economy and our institutions.”
Oduah argued that at no time did she ask or try to meet with the EFCC Chairman because she is currently in her constituency since the Senate is on a two-week recess.
The ex-Minister said that “if the reports were true, I would have been arrested long before now, especially at a time when the EFCC is freezing accounts and going after opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the President.”
She therefore urged her supporters and the general public to ignore the reports, saying she had “made a mark in oil and gas and Agricultural businesses before joining politics.”
Princess Oduah was removed from office in February 2014 after she was found to have received armoured BMW cars, worth N255million, from on of the agencies she supervised.

Author: News Editor

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