PDP Wants EFCC, Reps To Probe Obaseki On N5.5bn Deal


ByMonday EBALU, Benin City

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has called on the House of Representatives and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to expedite action on its investigations into the alleged N5.5 billion deal involving the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. The State Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, told journalists at a press conference in Benin that the party’s investigation at the Corporate Affairs Commission had revealed that Obaseki has a case to answer on the misappropriation of the shares of the late Idisi. However, the APC flag bearer had in an interview last week described the allegation as “one of those scams” he had “nothing” to do with, as he was only a shareholder sitting on the board of the company. But Orbih said, “From the records available before us, it is clear that Godwin Obaseki, the APC candidate, through
this transaction, had accrued to himself the 36 million share capital hitherto held by the family of Humphrey Idisi. “This is fraudulent, this is unacceptable and we want to say that the present attempt by Godwin Obaseki and his German collaborators to frustrate the public hearing by members of the House of Representatives will not hold”, he said.