– The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Prince Uche Secondus in Abuja last week for allegedly received cars worth N310 million from Jide Omokore
- The anti-graft agency is however still investigating Secondus relationship with the oil baron who is also on the anti-graft agency's radar
Reports reaching Naij.com indicates that the EFCC last night released the deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.
Sources at the EFCC said Secondus was released at about 8.30 pm last night.
The former acting chairman of the PDP however had his passport seized and was made to produce two sureties with a N750 million bond each.
The sureties are Federal Civil Servants on Grade Level 17.
Secondus’ counsel, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), said: “The PDP deputy national chairman has been released but under extremely stringent conditions. For a man whose alleged offence has not been proven, he does not deserve stringent bail terms.''
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The EFCC detained Secondus for allegedly receiving 23 choice vehicles from Mr Jide Omokore, a business associate of ex-minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Reports however surfaced in the media that the EFCC turned down Secondus offer to return the 23 vehicles.Secondus was picked up by officials of the EFCC hours after he handed over to the PDP new chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff.