CORRUPTION: Reps Minority Leader, Ogor Says He’s Under Investigation


The member representing Isoko federal constituency, Delta state, in the green chamber and minority leader, Mr. Leo Okuwe Ogor has said he is been investigated by the anti-graft agencies on corruption even as he described the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari APC led administration as one sided and witch hunting.

Ogor who made this disclosure Thursday as a guest on Channels Television during Sunrise Daily programme anchored by Chamberlain, Maupe and Gimba, monitored in Abuja by HardReporters political editor, advocated the independence of anti-graft agencies for ultima performance that will devoid of witch hunting and interference.

Answering a question bothering on corruption and anti-graft agencies thrown at Ogor by Maupe, the federal lawmaker responded thus: “Even me I am been investigated. Let the anti-graft agencies be independent so that they can act perfectly. They should not be used as instruments of witch hunting. Corruption must be fought to a stand still but not to witch hunt.”

While calling for the strengthening of institutions and the system as well as respect for the rule of law, Ogor, asserted, once this is done, the anti-graft agencies can investigate a president.

Ogor, condemned in strong terms what he called “media trials” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying that “I don’t have anything against Magu in person. What we have is almost like media and political trials. I will not support all this media and political trials. The PDP was transparent in fighting corruption and obey court orders.”

On EFCC discovery of $9.8 million loot recovered from Mr. Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Ogor, said he was shocked when he heard about the discovery while on the discovery of dollar, pound sterling and naira currencies totaling $43.4 million, by EFCC in an empty apartment in Ikoyi, a highbrow Lagos neighborhood, the federal lawmaker, said “The Ikoyi issue is very laughable because this are government agencies involved.”

The federal house of representatives minority leader, however scored the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari APC led administration low in delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

“Promises made have not been kept. This government has no clear-cut economic policies. The primary responsibility of every government is the security and welfare of it’s citizens. We voted this government because we expected them to do better than the previous administration. This government made so many promises and they have not been able to keep one. If a government has a programme which we think is laudable, it must be given some level of legal framework.”


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