The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has denied his alleged link to the $2.1billion arms deal of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki rtd.
Secondus, in a letter addressed to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and titled “Re: Mention of Prince Uche Secondus on the list of Looters of Nigeria Economy” and copied to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation as well some Foreign Missions in Nigeria, insisted that he never collected or sent anybody to collect money on his behalf at any time from the former National Security Adviser.
Also, in a statement signed by his media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said the case of the inclusion of his name in alleged looters list is already in court and wondered why the EFCC will not approach the court with its evidence if any.
“The attention of EFCC has been drawn to the suit before the Chief Judge of Rivers state in Port Harcourt where an interlocutory order was granted against the defendants and same restrained them from further publishing the name of Secondus.
“It is our hope that the subsisting Order of Court should be obeyed and if the Commission has evidence of collection of money from the office of the National Security Adviser by Our Client, (as an Agency of the Federal Government which is the 2nd Defendant in Suit No: PHC/1013/2018), the Commission should avail such information to the Federal Government for its defence of the Suit.
“Our Client wishes for the umpteenth time to state that he neither collected money from the office of the National Security Adviser nor instructed anybody to collect money on his behalf. He also wishes to state that he never had a Special Assistant by name Chukwurah who is being touted as the one that collected the sum of ₦200,000,000.00 (Two Hundred Million Naira) on his behalf,” the statement read in part.
Secondus also alleged that the continued listing of his name on the list of alleged looters might be a deliberate ploy by the EFCC to implicate him and scandalise his name.