Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has said that a source told him that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is plotting to plant guns, huge amounts of foreign currencies in a house believed to be his.
“His reply connoted some allusions to circumstances where an honest man fighting corruption is surrounded mostly by unpatriotic, greedy ruling class. He felt painfully frustrated. He assured me he would soon be going on vacation. I then knew that corruption had effectively been fighting back. And I prayed for Nigeria. “That was why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and I rushed to meet him in London in February this year when he was sick and could not return as scheduled from his vacation. The rest is history, but we must appreciate that his poor health is already taking a toll on the health of Nigeria as a polity.”
Ekweremadu conveyed this while speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday. According to Ekweremadu, the anti-graft commission are also planning to arrest him for three weeks and charge him to court since the immunity clause, contained in section 308 of the constitution, did not apply to his office. He said: “I will simply read the information then we rest it at that. They said on 6th of May Saturday night/Sunday, the EFCC alongside the local and international media under the guise the whistle-blowing policy of the federal government have obtained a warrant to search an apartment alleging to be one of your guest houses in Enugu capital state.
“The EFCC will be claiming to have a tip-off from a whistleblower from your state alerting the EFCC of a huge amount of money of currency in the apartment said to be belonging to you Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president of the federal republic of Nigeria.”.