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By Emmanuel Uzodinma
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohamamed Abubakar to publish the police report on the N250 million allegedly found in the company of an aide to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State.
In June 2009, the police reportedly intercepted a convoy in front of the Governor’s International office in Apapa Lagos and found ten suitcases containing N250 million, accompanied by one of the governor’s aides.
In a statement made available to DailyPost on Tuesday, APC Zonal Publicity Secretary for the South-East, Osita Okechukwu, said the IG should publish the police report without further delay.
The APC expressed shock that although the police were yet to conclude investigation into the money laundering case, the Anambra State House of Assembly passed a resolution, exonerating Governor Obi from the matter.
According to Okechukwu, it had become imperative to publish the report because any vote for Obiano, the APGA candidate in the November 2 Anambra governorship polls, could translate to “a vote for continuation of the monthly haulage of N250 million from the state”.
“We want the IG to let us know where the investigation stopped. Anambra people deserve to know about the money found in Governor Obi’s convoy, especially now that they are going to polls to decide who becomes the next governor of the state after Governor Obi.
“The fact that Governor Obi is projecting Obiano, a man who has sufficient interest in Fidelity Bank like himself, makes our fears more worrisome. The people in Anambra should not be allowed to vote for the continuous looting of their resources”, Okechukwu said.
He also alleged that for seven good years, Governor Obi never bought any traditional ruler a vehicle, but now the election was three weeks away, he had been going about presenting jeeps to traditional rulers and town union presidents in a desperate bid to install his business partner.