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Ikenga Seeks Bank Statements Of Reps To Prove $10m Bribe

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Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CNPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere is set to apply for the bank statements of the 360 members of the House of Representatives as part of his determination to prove the claims of financial inducements against the legislators.

Speaking on Wednesday after he was released from detention following his arrest over his $10 million bribe against the legislators to fast track the Infectious Diseases Control Bill, he said that he was more than ready to prove his case against the legislators.

Ikenga had been arrested by the police last week and taken to detention in a police station in Maitama where he said he was kept with about 40 other persons in a common cell without consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am now more than ready to prove my case against them if that is what they want. I am going to apply for the bank statements of all 360 members of the House of Representatives to prove the case,” the CUPP spokesman told AIT’s Kaakaki programme on Wednesday morning.

Following his release he had on Tuesday told newsmen that he was not cowed by his experience even as he paid kudos to the men of the Nigerian Police in Maitama for their professionalism despite the political pressure.

“We were not cowed, neither did we negotiate nor trade off our right to free speech as our oppressors desired. We have come out stronger and more determined.

“I was shown a petition authored and engineered by the lawless Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives forwarding a resolution of the House where the police was directed to arrest me following the comments I made about the shady attempt to pass the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill.!

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