Stella Oduah Ex minister who allegedly hid N2.5b housemaid’s bank account speaks up

Oduah denied the reports, saying such bank account does not exist.

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Apparently, Senator Stella Oduah is the ex minister who the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged hid N2.5b in her house maid’s bank account.

Daily Post reports that Oduah denied the reports, saying such bank account does not exist.

The former minister also said the report, which emanated from an online media is baseless, adding that it is aimed at tarnishing her image.

She also said the reports are a calculated attempt tpo break the ranks of the united members of the eight Senate.

A statement issued by the Senator’s media aide, Francisca Onyeisi, reads: “The online platform claimed their sources in EFCC said a whopping 5.6 billion must have been stolen, then went further to contradict itself that the agency had determined it was 3.6 Billion then again reduced it to 2.5 billion in the same publication. The distinguish Senator laments the despicable low that the online platform has drawn the reputable profession of journalism to which unfortunately unsuspecting platforms will copy and paste on theirs without even lifting a pen to confirm the story. Senator further went to challenge if truly such account exists as claimed by the online platform and it is still operational and she not the so called housemaid have not been called in for questioning when the agency is freezing accounts and going after opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the president.

“We also want to state that while the online platform, well known for its penchant for lies and spurious allegations may have made another calculated attempt to taint the enviable record and achievements of the distinguished Senator who had made a mark in Oil/Gas and Agricultural businesses before joining politics, we therefore challenge Sahara Reporters to produce evidence of the imaginary account of the supposed housemaid to members of the public.

“Senator Stella Oduah who made a name for herself during her tenure as a minister instituting serious reforms in the aviation sector and in last one year as a Distinguish Senator has raised series of important Bills and Motions to help strengthen the Nigerian Economy and our institutions reiterated that at no time did she ask or try to meet with the EFCC Chairman.

“Senator Stella Oduah, who is currently in her constituency, thanked her supporters and well wishers who have reached out to vent their frustrations at the unethical behavior of the tabloid assured them that there is nothing to worry about, restating that no such accounts exist and challenged Sahara reporters to present details of their funding and how the platform is able to afford a property in choice area of Maitama in Abuja.”

Sahara Reporter reported sometime in April 2016, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) uncovered N3.6b which was allegedly stolen by  former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.

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