Peter Nwaoboshi, the senator representing Delta North in the Senate has said that he was never invited before any panel. He made the claim while reacting to federal government’s announcement that it had secured a warrant of arrest against him for alleged conspiracy, diversion of public funds and official corruption.
According to Daily post, A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, issued the warrant dated September 18 and signed by Akanni Olaide, the Chief District Judge II, FCT. Spokesperson of the panel, Lucie-Ann Laha, made a copy of the warrant available to the media on Thursday.
However, Nwaoboshi’s lawyer, Mr Augustine Mowah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Asaba that there was no letter inviting him to any panel. Mowah said: “I state categorically that Nwaoboshi was never served any invitation to appear before any panel anywhere in Nigeria. “Never was any such invitation served him. The publication on the issue that has been going round as usual is fake news.
“This is what I call junk news going round everywhere. As at today, no letter has been served on the Senator”. Mowah said that Nwaoboshi is a lawyer and a law-abiding citizen, adding that the basis of that purported letter circulating that he became aware of was wrong. He challenged the publishers of such news to come forward with their evidence of any letter inviting him.
The legal practitioner added that he understood that the matter was in relation with a company of which the Senator was never a member or shareholder.