Embattled former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Uche Secondus, on Thursday admitted that detained oil mogul, Mr. Jide Omokore, gave him some cars.Secondus, however, said the cars, which he received over 10 years, were mere gifts. Secondus, who was released on bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday evening, spoke with journalists at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.During his interrogation, Secondus said he was confronted with allegations that he received some cars from Omokore, who he said had been his friend for over 20 years.
In his words, Secondus said, “They (the commission) confronted me with allegations of receiving some cars from Mr. Jide Omokore, who has been my friend for over 20 years. I admitted to them that Mr. Jide Omokore has given me car gifts on several occasions in the last 10 years for my personal use. I want to state categorically that what I received from my friend, Jide Omokore, were cars and buses supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors, apparently from a credit facility Mr. Omokore has with the company. I don’t have any knowledge of the so-called transaction the investigators are alleging he has with the NNPC.”