After eight days in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) custody, Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, was yesterday released on bail by the commission.
Secondus arrived at the national secretariat in Abuja, saying he was a victim of political persecution.
He was arrested by the EFCC as part of its ongoing investigation of Mr. Jide Omokare, the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited.
Mr. Omokore is being investigated by the anti-corruption agency over multi-billion oil swap deals between his firm and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The EFCC said, Secondus, who was until recently, the acting National Chairman, received some cars and buses donated by the oil magnate to the party last year.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday in his office, Secondus admitted receiving cars and buses from Omokare whom he described as a friend of over 20 years.
He, however, denied any knowledge of any shady transaction between the oil magnate and the NNPC and further noted that the vehicles were “supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors, apparently from a credit facility Omokore has with the company.”
Declaring that he was a victim of political witch-hunt by the All Progressives Congress (APC), he accused the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the mastermind of his travails.