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STELLA ODUAH REPLIES TO ACCUSATION SHE SYPHONED N2.5BILLION USING MAID’S ACCOUNT News Politics 

STELLA ODUAH REPLIES TO ACCUSATION SHE SYPHONED N2.5BILLION USING MAID’S ACCOUNT

Sequel to
allegations that went viral today that she was being monitored by the EFCC for
operating a bank account worth N2.5 billion under the name of her innocent house
maid, Stella Oduah, a former Minister of Aviation and senator (PDP-Anambra
North), on Monday denied reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission was on her trail.

Ms. Oduah,
said she received the reports while relaxing in her country home in Anambra
State, and challenged those who published the accusations to circulate evidences
that authenticate her culpability.

News
website, SaharaReporters, had on Sunday reported EFCC sources as revealing to
it how Ms. Oduah used the name and pictures of the unnamed maid to set up the
account.
The account,
the report said, was still active as at last week.
But in a
rebuttal her office sent to PREMIUM TIMES around 9 a.m. Monday, Ms. Oduah said
the reports were “totally false, baseless and at best the imagination of the
platform.”
In the
statement, signed by Francisca Onyeisi, head of communications, Ms. Oduah said
that if the reports were true, she would have been arrested long before now,
especially at a time when the EFCC is “freezing accounts and going after
opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the president.”
The former
minister, therefore, urged her supporters and the general public to ignore the
reports, saying she had “made a mark in oil and gas and Agricultural businesses
before joining politics.”

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