Peter Nwaoboshi, one of the three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators who is alleged to be among the looters released by the federal government have been arrested by the The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Nwaoboshi, who represents Delta north senatorial district, was listed alongside Stella Oduah from Anambra and Jonah Jang from Plateau.
Naija News understands that the EFCC arrested Nwaoboshi last week after an alleged”corrupt manner” in which he bought a building owned by Delta state, “Guinea House” in Lagos state.
“Yes we arrested Senator Nwaoboshi few days ago based on series of corrupt cases hanging on his neck,” The source said
“On several occasions he has turned down our invitation extended to him. He is under our custody right now but I won’t give you further details because he will soon be charged to court. But I advise you to also get across to our spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren for further clarifications.”
Naija News also learnt that Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor, is brain behind the arrest of Nwaoboshi, who is said to be at a log head with Okowa, over plans to stop him in 2019 from returning to the red chamber.
A commissioner in Okowa’s cabinet is quoted as confirming that there is a rift between Okowa and Nwaoboshi.
“Though I seriously frowned against the fraudulent manner Senator Peter Nwaoboshi purchased the state asset known as Guinea House located in Lagos, I can authoritatively confirm to you that the governor is the mask behind the senator’s current hurting by the commission,” the source reportedly said.
“Last year, the governor through his principal secretary, Mr. Hilary Ibegbulem hired some youths to stage a mass protect against Nwaoboshi at the national assembly but the plan later failed.
“The governor had always before now through his principal secretary, Mr. Ibegbulem used some boys which I don’t to mention now to sponsor petitions against Nwaoboshi and other political opponents in the state which he perceived as enemies. Go and write it down, I can confide in you that the governor has already struck a deal with the commission’s officials and in the few months to come the officials of the commission in its Benin city office in Edo state will turn Delta state to a sort of mecca for arrest of political opponents especially government officials served in the immediate past administration.”
One of his loyalists who simply identified himself as Nkem, said “Yes our oga as we talk is in EFCC custody since last week and I can tell you that was the handiwork of governor Ifeanyi Okowa. There are series of petitions being sponsored by the governor against Nwaoboshi and everything is being handled by Okowa’s hitman, Hilary. They governor has boasted to spend his last kobo to see that Nwaoboshi does not go back to the senate in 2019. Check page 36, today’s Vanguard Newspaper for our full page advert calling for the immediate release of our oga.”