Cabal in the Presidency plotting to plant guns, cash in my residence- Ekweremadu

Deputy senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday while raising a point of order on the floor of the senate alleged that a cabal in the presidency is planning to plant incriminating materials at his residence with the sole purpose of arresting and prosecuting.

Ekweremadumadu claimed that cabal’s plan is to use the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, to frustrate his political ambition.

His allegation was contained in a two-page letter purportedly written by an insider, titled ‘Please Treat This With Utmost Secrecy to protect the Identity of the Source, which he read on the floor of the senate.

The letter read, “To the Deputy Senate President: I am a trained investigative journalist working under the EFCC ‘covert intelligence spy police.’

“Distinguished senator, there is a grand plan from the cabal in the Presidency, using EFCC as an anti-graft agency, to indict and remove you from office. This cabal in the Presidency has mandated the EFCC chairman to carry out this evil operation within two weeks.

“The plan and the trap goes like this: On the 6th of May 2017 – Saturday night stroke Sunday morning – the EFCC, alongside local and international media, both print and TV and radio, will raid an apartment under the guise of whistleblowing policy of the Federal Government with a search warrant already obtained in the magistrate’s court to search an apartment alleging to be one of your guest houses in Enugu State capital or any suitable available apartment in your senatorial district that will serve this evil purpose.

“EFCC (will be) claiming to have received a tip-off from a whistle-blower in your state alerting the agency of a ‘large huge’ amount of money of different currencies in the said apartment belonging to you, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a proceed of which is likely to be (considered as) illegally obtained and acquired, which constitute abuse of office and corruption.”

The informant, according to Ekweremadu, also listed the exhibits to be recovered from the planned operation.

He further said, “The things to be discover in said apartment are a huge amount of money with different currencies such as British Pound Sterling, United States dollars, Indian rupee, South Africa rand and Malaysian Ringgit; documents alleging to be yours such as 2015 campaign memo and logistics, a list of names chairman local wards of party men and women that benefited from your empowerment program; and other cooked documents bearing your signature.