The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus on bail. Buzz Nigeria learnt that Secondus was released at about 8.30 pm yesterday March 2.
The anti-graft agency seized his passport and also asked him to produce two sureties with a N750 million bond each. The sureties are to be Federal Civil Servants on Grade Level 17.
Mr. Secondus’ counsel, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), confirmed his release but condemned stringent bail terms.
The PDP Deputy National Chairman has been released but under extremely stringent conditions. For a man whose alleged offence has not been proven, he does not deserve stringent bail terms.
Secondus was arrested and detained about a week ago for allegedly receiving 23 exotic vehicles from Jide Omokore of Atlantic Energy, a business associate of ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
He reportedly received the said 25 exotic cars for distribution to respective beneficiaries- believed to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party.
While in detention, the EFCC was said to have asked Secondus to refund the cost of the cars- N310 million- to the Federal Government, and he was reported to have agreed to do the needful.
The PDP has however condemned the recent and detention of its key leaders by the Buhari-led administration. In a statement releasde through its National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwom,the opposition party said the arrest and detention of its Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was part of the grand script by Buhari’s administration to decimate the party.
The party alerts the nation that the arrest and detention of its Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is part of the grand script by the APC led Federal Government to decimate the opposition.