Recall that the former PDP vice presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections was named by the reports as having offshore accounts and dealings amounting to tax evasion.
The report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, named many other prominent Nigerians, but so far so good, only Mr. Peter Obi has come out to deny the implications of the report.
Mr. Peter Obi (premiumtimesng.com)
Mr. Peter Obi, a likely candidate for the presidential ticket for the PDP, needed to clarify, and in his clarification, he called for investigations to be carried out to either confirm or refute his claims of innocence.
He submitted, that if financial misappropriation is found in his offshore accounts, that all his assets be seized.
He specifically stated that his offshore dealings were as a result of financial advice gotten from professionals, even before he became governor.
So, with the EFCC inviting Mr. Obi, to appear on the 27th of October to face investigators in Abuja, begs for the question, are the EFCC taking Mr. Peter Obi up on his dare to be investigated.
Mr. Peter, who is widely known as a politician that values his reputation, will likely get a dent on it, should things go awry. Should the investigation reveal anything shady, then the former governor would have dared the EFCC to his own peril.
Perhaps, through his interview, he piqued the interest of the antigraft agency, whose task it is to investigate and prosecute cases of financial misdeeds, hence the invitation.
We do hope the honours the invitation.
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