Nigeria: ‘We Knew EFCC Will Drop Case Against Odili’

By Zakariyya Adaramola, 10 August 2012

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) yesterday said it knew from inception that the case of alleged multi-billion corruption against former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili and some officials of his administration would be dropped at the end. The case was abandoned by the EFCC.

CACOL’s Chairman Debo Adeniran said this yesterday while responding to questions forwarded to him through an email.

Adeniran said: “Anyone following the case closely from the inception could predict this end.

“When Justice Ibrahim N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt granted former Governor Peter Odili perpetual injunction from being investigated, arrested and arraigned by security agencies including the EFCC, and the then AGF and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, failed to appeal the judgment, every sane Nigerian knew that something had gone wrong.

“It is therefore not surprising that the EFCC could drop corruption charges against the man that was accused of siphoning over N100bn of Rivers State funds and rendered the masses of his state useless and helpless.

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