Professor Wale Oladipo, the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied media report that he admitted receiving money from Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the former National Security Adviser (NSA).
The PDP scribe was reported to have written a letter to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to seek exemption from prosecution with a promise to refund the alleged N75 million so collected from the ex-NSA.
But Prof. Oladipo in a statement made available to journalists at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja said the report as published was meant to tarnish his image.
He, however, admitted that the few monetary transactions he handled were within the ambit of his official duties as the National Secretary of the party and that “at no point did he collect money from Colonel Dasuki or any other government official.”
“Before and after the elections, I have no financial dealings with the Office of the National Security Adviser or any other government official.
“The report is clearly politically-motivated. I affirm that all my actions and communications are motivated by highest ideals of patriotism, transparency and commitment to national reformation,” he declared.
Oladipo was reported to have approached the Federal High Court, Abuja to restrain the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting him.
The report said the PDP national secretary, had in a supporting affidavit, admitted to writing to the Vice President on his intention to refund the money he received from the Office of the NSA, without knowledge that it was proceed of unlawful dealings, with the understanding that he would be shielded from prosecution.
He was further quoted to have alleged that the respondents were being used by agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to harass, intimidate and persecute him, being a key opposition figure.