Delta Speaker, Oborevwori, Never Arrested by EFCC, Says Media Aide

*Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori.
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By Andrew Ikehi
The Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Dennis Otu, has said that his boss and Speaker of the State House of Assembly,  Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, was never invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the purchase of cars for members of the House.
Otu in a statement made available to newsmen in Asaba, described media reports that the Speaker and the Clerk of the House, Mrs Lyna Aliya  Ocholor, were arrested and detained by the EFCC as incorrect and malicious.
The CPS while saying that the report was the handiwork of mischief-makers who were out to tarnish the good image of the Speaker, explained that VAT and Tax were deducted at source by the office of the Accountant General of the State from the value of the cars.
Explaining that the Clerk who was invited by the EFCC to bring documentary evidence of transaction of the cars  based on a petition, the CPS said that the Clerk returned same day after presenting documents as requested by the Commission.
The Statement further said that the cars were purchased in accordance with the procurement law, adding that the Petitioners decided to resort to blackmail having failed in their devilish act.
While calling on the public to disregard the said  media report in its entirety, he reiterated that neither the Speaker nor the Clerk of the House was detained by the EFCC.
Insisting that the Speaker has never been involved in shoddy businesses, Otu said the Speaker is on the same page with the members and very transparent in the running of the House.
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