Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has claimed that he made a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, to drop corruption charges against, Chinyeaka Oha.
Nnamani stated this while speaking at a reception organized in honour of Oha, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary by his Awkunanaw Community, in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Oha was a formrr Accountant-General of Enugu State under ex-Governor, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani’s administration.
In a viral video, the former Senate President disclosed that he prevailed on Ribadu to let Oha off the hook.
According to Nnamani, he asked the former EFCC chairman to instead make Oha a witness against his former boss, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani.
He said: “We thank the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for making the state one of the peace loving states in the country. If there is no peace, none of us will be here today.
“We are here to honour someone whom I have known for a very long time, Sir Christian Chinyeaka Oha. While I was in office, he had difficulties when he served at the state level. He was tossed around, they were going to stand for charges in various courts of the land, but our people will say “onye Nwanne ya no n’izu na ikpe adighi ama ya” (Once whose brother is sitting in judgement cannot be guilty).
“I ensured that he did not continue with that harassment. And that helped him to continue till he retired because when I reached Nuhu Ribadu, he was in my house and Chinyeaka was there too. I’m saying this because when you don’t blow your trumpet, no one will do that for you.
“If I don’t tell you, you will not know, I invited both parties so that we look at the matter properly to know what really happened.
“I said was this man directly involved or was he an agent, did he commit anything directly? What really happened? I will like you and him to find solution.
“Then they found solution, they found a very lasting solution. Chinyeaka was made a witness in the matter.
“So, he didn’t have to go further, because if he had gone further, if the matter had gone further, he will not be where he went to before he retired.”