The former Chief of Staff to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, Mrs Ifeoma Nwobodo, has denied reports that she had been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.
A statement signed by the Coordinator of the Ifeoma Nwobodo Campaign Organization, Hon. Eddie Nnaji, described the reports as “unfounded and mischievous.”
Nnaji, who noted that the ICPC did not even invite Nwobodo in the first instance, also said the reports were politically motivated.
He said, “That report that Mrs Nwobodo was arrested by the ICPC is unfounded, baseless and downright mischievous.
“Indeed, it is clear to us that it was the handiwork of her desperate political foes who have been in the habit of inventing and planting false stories about her in their desperate but futile bid to dampen her overwhelming popularity among her people,” he said.
Urging the public to discountenance the reports “because Nwobodo was neither invited nor arrested as claimed,” Nnaji stressed that it would not stop her from actualizing her senatorial ambition.
Mrs. Nwobodo, according to Vanguard Newspapers, personally spoke on phone Tuesday denying news reports that she was arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC.
She said that she was not arrested by ICPC or any other security agency contrary to news reports.“I was not arrested by ICPC or any other security agency. I was surprised with the publication of such news,” Nwobodo was quoted as saying on the telephone.