The Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, has refuted the report that he evaded imprisonment after he was convicted by an appeal court in Lagos for money laundering.
Nwaoboshi, in a statement at the weekend by his media team, said the report allegedly circulated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was a mere propaganda.
In the statement, head of the senator’s media team, Phillip Elueme, said Nwaoboshi surrendered himself right from the time of conviction by the appeal court even as he was not in court when convicted.
The statement reads in part: “That the senator shortly after his conviction surrendered himself to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre but was refused entry by the authorities on ground that the service was not in possession of his detention warrant from the court.
“For whatever reason, the anti-graft agency chose to play to the gallery by misrepresenting facts to drive home its vendetta against a law-abiding gentleman and lawmaker for that matter with intent to disparage him by dispensing falsehood to create wrong impression in unsuspecting members of the public.”
Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos convicted the senator on a two-count charge on July 1, 2022, after setting aside a judgement delivered by Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which discharged and acquitted him.