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Innoson Senate criticises EFCC for arresting automaker

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the anti-graft agency arrested Chukwuma at his Enugu home.

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Innoson accuses EFCC of double standards play

Innoson CEO, Innocent Chukwuma

(Daily Mail)

The Senate, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, criticised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for arresting Innoson Motors boss, Innocent Chukwuma.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the anti-graft agency arrested Chukwuma at his Enugu home.

According to reports, Innoson spokesperson, Cornel Osigwe, said his boss was arrested for reportedly jumping bail in connection to a case he has with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).

Speaking on the issue, the Senate also mandated the Senate Committee on Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption to investigate their actions, Channels TV reports.

EFCC operative allegedly slapped Chukwuma’s wife

The lawmakers also threatened to deal with the EFCC operative that allegedly slapped Chukwuma’s wife.

In his comment, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said that EFCC’s job is not to collect debt.

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Ekweremadu also said that the issue was a private matter between the auto-maker and GTB.

Innoson boss allegedly manipulated bank documents

In its defence, GTB is claiming that Chukwuma manipulated bank and shipping documents to obtain tax waivers from the Nigerian government.

Meanwhile, the EFCC also accused the chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, of mobilising thugs to attack its operatives to prevent his arrest.

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