Don’t drag me into $15m Ibori bribe saga – Senator Uba


The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District of Anambra
State and former Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on
Special Duties, Dr. Andy Uba, has denied any involvement in the $15
million Ibori bribe saga.

In a statement issued by his aide, Mr. Chike Okeke, in Abuja, on
Friday, the senator said, “When I was in the presidency, my house in
the Villa was a convenient place for many top people in Nigeria to

“Probably, Chief Ibori didn’t want to go to the EFCC office to hand
over the money and so decided to use my house.

“All I know about this matter is that Chief James Ibori brought some
money to the then EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

“The details of the transaction were undisclosed to me at the time.
The money was handed to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu who invited his then
Director of Operations, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, to fetch it.

“I was never a party to the transaction between Ibori and Ribadu.

“That my house was used as the venue for the transaction is not in
question as an affidavit to that effect has been sworn to by the
current EFCC chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, which is probably the
point of confusion.

“I hereby state unequivocally that I have no involvement in this
matter beyond that stated above.

“So, I’m not involved and will not be involved in this matter. Nobody
should drag me into it please.”




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