- Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu state has issued a strern warning over its son, Ike Ekweremadu
- The group warned that they will not seat aloof to watch the deputy Senate President humiliated
- Ekweremadu had raised an alarm over plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to implicate him in a financial mess
Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu state has issued a strern warning to Nigerian authorities, saying they will not seat aloof to watch the deputy Senate President humiliated for unsubstantiated reason.
The group was reacting to Ekweremadu's recent alarm where he alleged that the EFCC was planning to implicate him in a financial mess.
In a statement sent to journalists and seen by NAIJ.com, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, chairman of Enugu state chapter of the group said the group have reasons to believe that such plot is feasible going by the sequence of events that has taken place since 2015.
Part of Ogbonnia statement read: “The denial by the EFCC notwithstanding, we wish to warn, in the strongest terms possible, that the Enugu state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo will not sit idly by and watch our son being maligned; oppressed or ridiculed by the Presidency or the EFCC.
“We are not unmindful of the fact that this plot gained currency with Senator Ekweremadu’s role in perfecting the bail conditions of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who was granted bail recently with stringent conditions.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Ekweremadu did what he was supposed to do in the circumstance as a firm believer in the rule of law and justice.”
The statement further alleged that the presidency has made several moves to remove Ekweremadu from office especially after his emergence as the Deputy Senate President in the 8th Senate.
They cited the forgery case instituted against him and the hired assassins who breached his convoy sometime ago.
“Though this matter was officially reported to the security agencies as well as the Presidency, the matter was swept under the carpet. Till date, neither has any arrest been made in connection with the assassination attempt nor any official statement been issued by the government.
“It is in view of the foregoing events that we take seriously the recent revelation by an impeccable source on this grand plot by the presidency and the EFCC to plant exhibits in the residence of the reverred Senator with intent of framing him up and bringing him to national and international disrepute,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, the EFCC in a statement on Wednesday, May 3 through its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the agency does not involve in blackmail.
“The commission wishes to state in very strong terms that it is not aware of any plot to set up Ekweremadu for any arrest. If any agency is plotting to plant monies and guns in Ekweremadu’s residence, it is certainly not the EFCC as such antics are alien to the commission,” part of the statement read.