Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, has written to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), seeking to be allowed to refund the N75 million he allegedly received from ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Prominent Nigerians, including Ex-Chairman Daar Communication Raymond Dokpesi, and ex-Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Aminu Baba-Kusa, among others were charged to court for allegedly diverting billions of naira belonging to the Federal Government under the guise of fighting Boko Haram.
The existence of the letter by Oladipo was confirmed in the suit he filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, through his lawyer Babs Akinwumi.
He is seeking to, among others, restrain the attorney general of the federation (AGF) and four others from arresting, detaining and prosecuting him.
Oladipo also seeks to restrain 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 holding him.
The PDP national secretary, in a supporting affidavit, said he wrote the Vice President on his intention to refund the money he received from the Office of the NSA, without knowledge that it was proceed of unlawful dealings, with the understanding that he would be shielded from prosecution.
Oladipo, who claimed to have received an anonymous message on his telephone, inviting him for interrogation, urged the court to, among others, restrain the respondents from moving against him.
He alleged that the respondents were being used by agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to harass, intimidate and persecute him, being a key opposition figure.
But the respondents faulted Oladipo’s letter, arguing that his letter could not shield him from investigation and prosecution.
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