Former President OLUSEGUN OBASANJO has denied allegations that he influenced the arrest of the Chairman of Globacom Limited, Chief MIKE ADENUGA, by the EFCC in 2006.
OBASANJO’s denial is contained in his letter to Oba SIKIRU ADETONA, the Awujale of Ijebu land, who had made sundry allegations against the former president in his recently published autobiography.
A copy of the letter dated December 30, 2016, was made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Former President OBASANJO said that while he was Nigeria’s civilian president, the EFCC was free to do its job as it deemed fit.
Part of the statement read “On several occasions, the then EFCC Chairman, NUHU RIBADU, had asserted that under my watch, he was a free agent to do his work as he deemed fit. Where it was necessary, he reported the outcome of his work to me and the subsequent or follow-up actions he intended to take“. End of quote.
He said the total sum of what Kabiesi have put down in those pages of his book is that he dislikes MIKE adding if there is any iota of truth in such a position or mindset, MIKE would not have been granted the mobile telephone license which made him a billionaire.
OBASANJO maintained that in spite of the allegations, he would continue to accord ADETONA the respect due to him as a monarch.