Oshiomhole: DSS submits report to AGF

Posted by Grand News | 17 November 2018 | 1,041 times

Malami, AGF

The Department of State Security Service, DSS has submitted a report of its findings on its investigation of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) for review, according to a report by Saturday Sun.

The embattled party chairman was recently summoned for interrogation by the leadership of the secret police following allegations of financial inducement and compromise in the conduct and outcome of the recently held APC primaries.

The party leadership was accused of collecting bribes in millions of dollars to favour particular aspirants who eventually emerged as candidates particularly in Imo and Ogun states among others.

After being granted bail, Oshiomhole traveled out of the country and returned on Friday last week and thereafter granted media interviews to deny the allegations against him. Some of his friends and supporters have fingered some aggrieved APC governors like, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun; Rochas Okorocha of Imo; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo among others as the brains behind the DSS probe, an allegation the governors have equally denied.

A reliable government official familiar with the probe told Saturday Sun in Abuja on Friday that the DSS has since submitted the report of its findings to AGF Malami for review and appropriate legal advice.

According to the source, “I’m aware the Minister of Justice, is on the case. He may take it over or die naturally. The outcome of the review of the DSS investigative report by the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation in few days ahead, will decide Oshiomhole’s faith,” the source said.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through its spokesman, Tony Orilade said the Commission was not investigating Oshiomhole on the bribery allegation, when the paper contacted it to confirm whether it has also gotten a copy of the report for further investigation.

“We, therefore, don’t have a say as to the status of the allegations or the stage the investigation is at the moment, if at all there is such. If and when we are availed with such petition of financial impropriety, the EFCC, being a responsible anti-graft agency, will surely do the needful,” the agency’s spokesman stated.

Efforts to speak with the AGF on the probe report proved abortive the paper said.

Source: Grand News

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