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Nwaoboshi faults EFCC’s allegation of N2.1b contract Scam

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Peter Nwaoboshi,

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North) has refuted the allegation made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he perpetrated fraud in the execution of the N2.1 billion contract awarded his company, Biderberg Enterprises Limited by the Delta State Government in 2010.

Nwaoboshi also refuted the allegation as reported in some national dailies yesterday that he fraudulently acquired a 12-storey building belonging to Delta State†in Apapa, Lagos, in collaboration with his younger brother, Augustine Nwaoboshi, who has also been accused of operating over 20 bank accounts for fraudulent purposes.

It was reported that the EFCC in its investigation of the N2.1 billion contract awarded the Senator and his brother, found out that they allegedly supplied used equipment to the ministries of the Environment and Transportation as against new ones paid for from which they heavily milked the state government.

But briefing the media on the allegations in his office yesterday, Nwaoboshi said the whole thing borders on vendetta against him by the EFCC based on his recent position and that of the Senate on the rejection of the nomination†of the Acting Chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu.

He also declared that signatory to such multiple bank accounts owned by his junior brother was not his as being alleged by EFCC.

He also condemned the agency for rushing to the press to spread falsehood against him without any interface with him or his brother, describing that style as one of the reasons the Senate stood against Magu’s confirmation.


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