I didn’t admit receiving N75m from Dasuki, says PDP scribe
The National Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Professor Wale Oladipo yesterday denied reports that he admitted receiving money from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
The PDP scribe was reported to have written a letter to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to seek exemption from prosecution with a promise to refund the alleged N75 million.
In a statement made available to journalists at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja, Oladipo declared, “Before and after the elections, I have no financial dealings with the Office of the National Security Adviser or any other government official.”
He explained that the few monetary transactions he handled were within the ambit of his official duties as the National Secretary of the party and that “at no point did I collect money from Colonel Dasuki or any other government official.”
“The report is clearly politically motivated. I affirm that all my actions and communications were and still motivated by the highest ideals of patriotism, transparency and commitment to national reformation,” he declared.
Oladipo had equally approached the Federal High Court, Abuja to restrain the attorney general of the federation (AGF), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting him.
According to the report, the PDP National Secretary, had in a supporting affidavit, admitted writing to the Vice President on his intention to refund the money he received from the Office of the NSA, without knowledge that it was proceeds of unlawful dealings, with the understanding that he would be shielded from prosecution.
He alleged that agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were using the respondents to harass, intimidate and persecute him, being a key opposition figure.