President of Masters Oil and Gas Ltd Mr Uche Ogah, has said he was neither arrested or detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The report of the purported action by the anti-graft agency was carried by some online platforms and newspapers yesterday.
Addressing the Press on Monday, Ogah described the report as “false, wicked and fabricated.” He said, “ I was neither arrested, detained, or under any investigation for any criminal charge whatsoever.
“The EFCC has a process of inviting anyone under investigation, either in writing or by inviting you through other means. That has not been done, as you can see me physically here.”
Setting the records straight, Ogah recalled a business transaction between him and Mrs Bridget Adeogun. He said the woman met him in 2011 through one member of his staff for financial assistance in the procurement of import licence for petrol.
According to him, he insisted on going through legal and other due processes. “The transaction was properly executed. I spent N1.8 billion and made a loss of N10 billion. This transaction took place in 2011. She never argued or refuted anything from that day until when they paid us interest on foreign exchange differentials. She rushed to the DMO to claim the N51million interest. We stopped her at the DMO with an injunction,” he explained.
Ogah said despite the fact that the woman has dragged him to five police stations and the EFCC since then, he had always floored her; a situation he believes is responsible for her frustration.
He revealed that a former Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) hurriedly took the case to court on the eve of his retirement, adding that he wrote to the new IGP two weeks ago demanding that the case be re-investigated, vowing that he will never succumb to the woman’s blackmail.
He also said that he was aware that his political detractors were using her. Ogah said he went through her church to make her see reason has not yielded fruits, vowing that he will continue to play along with his good conscience on the matter.