BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday said that there was no truth whatsoever to the concocted propaganda that he developed High Blood Pressure in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), upon alleged presentation to him of a fresh set of purported “hidden properties” supposedly acquired by him.
Ekweremadu pointedly said that he was not interrogated on Wednesday, let alone presentation of a so-called additional “facts” that purportedly triggered his blood pressure.
He further said; “Likewise, there were no new “facts” presented to him the previous day, Tuesday, July 31, beside those concocted by the dismissed Chief Judge of Enugu State, Innocent Umezulike and his cohorts in their petition.”
Ekweremadu, who was reacting to some media publications that he developed High Blood Pressure during EFCC interrogation on Wednesday, recalled that the operatives of the EFCC and men of the Nigeria Police laid siege to his residence at about 6am on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, requesting him to report at its headquarters at 10am the same Tuesday. These were contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Uche Anichukwu in which he explained that however, no letter of invitation was delivered to him until around 9am of that day.
According to him; “Since the siege would not allow him to honour the belated “invitation” the same day, he, as a law-abiding citizen, wrote to the EFCC to request for another date, hence the rescheduled appointment of Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
“Senator Ekweremadu honoured the 10am appointment on the fixed date and left in the evening of the same day when he was granted bail on self-recognizance with an understanding that he would report at the EFCC office at 10am the next day for a continuation of the interview.
“He reported at the EFCC on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 10am as scheduled, but informed them that he was not feeling well, a fact the EFCC doctor confirmed. He was then allowed to leave to see his doctor and it was agreed that a new date would be fixed for continuation of the interview.”
Anichukwu explained that the Office of Ekweremadu feels compelled by the mischief and orchestrated media trial to put the “facts” straight on this particular issue and thanked the supporters of the Deputy Senate President for their genuine concern and prayers and urged them to remain calm.