Sen Nwaoboshi still in troubled waters as SPIP transfers assets declaration case to DPPF, wants him charged

Incoming and Returning Senators Enwrapped in Corruption Cases

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) for Recovery of Public Property has frowned that Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has allegedly refused to declare his assets before it.

SPIP has therefore transferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation (DPPF) the prosecution of the senator, who represents Delta North.

Also in a letter it forwarded to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) last week, the panel attached a draft charge against Nwaoboshi and said it will appreciate, if a charge is brought against the senator for his alleged offence pending the conclusion of the investigation.

In the letter dated June 7, 2019 by Dr. Celcius Ukpong, SPIP wrote, “I am directed to forward to you above named case file for further action. The above suspect is under investigation before us for possession of suspicious assets far and beyond his legitimate earnings.

“He has refused to declare his assets before the panel after lawful demand by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel. This refusal is contrary to and punishable under section 3(i)(a) of the Recovery of Public Property (Special Provisions) Act 2004.

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“It shall be appreciated if a charge is brought against him for this offence pending the conclusion of the investigation. We, hereby, attach a draft charge against him, for your perusal and further action.”

Nwaoboshi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, is being investigated over alleged failure to declare some of his assets before the CCB, an offence that contravenes the laws of the land.


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