Uche Secondus Ex-PDP Chairman confesses to receiving luxury vehicles from Diezani’s associate

Secondus was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, for allegedly collecting the vehicles which are said to be worth N310 million.

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The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has reportedly confessed to receiving 23 luxury vehicles from an associate of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Secondus was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, for allegedly collecting the vehicles which are said to be worth N310 million.

The EFCC has subsequently urged the PDP chieftain to refund the stated sum to the Federal Government, according to The Nation.

“Secondus is still under interrogation because there are fresh clues we are looking into on how diverted oil receipts from the oil magnate were used for logistics for the PDP,” a source said.

“The Deputy National Chairman of PDP has admitted that he collected the 23 vehicles from the oil baron. At a point during the interrogation, Secondus voluntarily offered to return all the vehicles to EFCC. He said he was willing to retrieve the vehicles from the beneficiaries.

“The EFCC has asked Secondus to refund N310million cash being the worth of the vehicles. We are actually not interested in the vehicles, as the value would have depreciated. Oil revenue was used to buy these vehicles and we are demanding nothing but the N310million. It is left to the suspect to cooperate with our team.

“We will keep Secondus in safe custody. Apart from making refunds, there are other clues we have which require more interaction with him,” the source added.

Meanwhile, Alison-Madueke has denied reports that she approved oil swap deals without the necessary contracts while in office.

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