People groups Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) National Secretary Prof. Wale Oladipo has engaged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to be permitted to discount the N75 million he got from ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.
Oladipo’s solicitation is contained in a letter to the Vice President in which he tried to be barred from indictment.
Conspicuous Nigerians, including Raymond Dokpesi and ex-Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Aminu Baba-Kusa, were charged to court for purportedly occupying billions of naira fitting in with the Federal Government under the pretense of battling Boko Haram.
The presence of the letter by Oladipo was affirmed in the suit he documented at the Federal High Court, Abuja, through his legal advisor Babs Akinwumi.
He is looking to, among others, limit the lawyer general of the organization (AGF) and four others from capturing, keeping and arraigning him.
Oladipo additionally tries to limit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), the controller general of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from holding him.
The PDP national secretary, in a supporting testimony, said he composed the Vice President on his expectation to discount the cash he got from the Office of the NSA, without information that it was continue of unlawful dealings, with the understanding that he would be protected from indictment.
Oladipo, who guaranteed to have gotten a mysterious message on his phone, welcoming him for cross examination, asked the court to, among others, limit the respondents from moving against him.
He charged that the respondents were being utilized by specialists of the decision All Progressives Congress (APC) to bother, scare and mistreat him, being a key restriction figure.
Yet, the respondents blamed Oladipo’s letter, contending that his letter couldn’t shield him from examination and arraignment.
“Accepting without surrendering that Exhibit 1 (the letter) exists, it is our further conflict that the show can’t go to the guide of the candidate on the grounds that a letter kept in touch with the Vice President to return N75 million can’t go about as shield from examination and conceivable arraignment, rather it is suggestive of debasement, requiring examination,” ICPC said in its protest to the suit.
Different respondents blamed the suit and asked the court to reject it in light of the fact that Oladipo was just looking to cover up under a spurious instant message, whose source he neglected to set up, to keep statutory built up bodies from performing their obligations.
“It is clear that the candidate has neglected to release his obligation of setting up nexus between the third respondent and the purported witch-chase of APC against him.
“The candidate, in reckoning of conceivable welcome by the third respondent (ICPC) to answer questions as for the N75 million, which, he said, he got from authorities of the PDP, has resulted in these present circumstances court to wind the arms of the law and tested the statutory forces of the third respondent in completing its protected obligations and at last escape from criminal welcome.
“It is presented that the candidate’s suit is inept, deceiving, ailing in legitimacy and ought to be rejected. We ask the court to so hold and strike out or release this suit,” ICPC said.
In his reaction to the suit, the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), contended that Oladipo just raised unconfirmed claim of abuse and badgering against the respondents “by virtue of assets he got from his gathering individuals and is along these lines trying to control the respondents from performing their sacred obligations”.
He denied stepping against Oladipo “in admiration of cash got by the candidate either from gathering individuals or different sources”.
“Indeed, even the asserted welcome by the second respondent (EFCC) did not express that the candidate was welcomed due to assets, which he got.
“The candidate, on his free volition and confirmation, kept in touch with the Vice President wherein he offered to come back to the Federal Government stores which he got.
“Instead of consent to the welcome, if without a doubt it exists, to demonstrate his innocence, the candidate, by means of the moment suit, turned to draw in the instrumentality of the law to stop or disappoint his examination and conceivable arraignment,” the AGF said.
The judge deferred hearing to May 19 to empower ICPC record its reactions.