The All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Ukum, Katsina/Ala and Logo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Barr Emmanuel Udende, yesterday described as false, malicious and misleading reports on social media linking him with N2.5 million allegedly transferred into his account by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom.
A press release signed by his special assistant on media, Mr Jerry Iorngaem, explained that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is usually privy to the credit of personal accounts with substantial amounts and that the Nigerian Financial Intelligence (NFI) unit is an arm of the commission that alerts them to large transactions.
Further, read the statement, the cellular phone number alleged to belong to the legislator did not belong to him. The statement also regretted that the reports stated that the member used the alleged phone number and his driving license to open the bank account whereas Barr Udende used his international passport for all financial dealings.
The statement reads in part: “The bank account provided does not belong to Barr Udende, and I wish to state here categorically that no fund was transferred into his account as contained in that report. If truly the EFCC had received a petition of that nature, why have they not invited the distinguished member up till now? Why are we only hearing it on the pages of newspapers and the social media?”
The statement also refuted in strong terms another report in social media alluding to the fact that the sum of N1 billion was recently discovered in the residence of a lady alleged to be the honourable member’s concubine.
Hon Emmanuel Udende denies involvement in N2.5m deal
Reviewed by Link Naija