13 November 2016, Lagos – Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said, Sunday he is not in any form of in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the diversion of the sum of N400 million allocated to the PDP in the state to compromise last year’s Presidential poll.
The governor made the clarification in reaction to reports at the weekend suggesting that he used his firms, Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort Ltd and Brass Engineering & Construction Nig. Ltd.to divert the N400 million bribe allocated to PDP in Ebonyi State and thereafter used the money to build hotels.
Umami, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Emma Anya, contended that he had nothing to do with the two companies, having relinquished his interests in them before becoming Ebonyi governor.
He did not however attach the documents showing how he gave up his shares in the two companies and when that was done and if that information had been made known to the EFCC currently probing the matter.
In the statement entitled “Umahi not in trouble and will never be”, the governor made it clear that the information being bandied about by the EFCC and the media against him was nothing new but a rehash of what he called ‘stale’ news, which had already been used”.