Senate reacts to arrest of Innoson Motors chief, Innocent Chukwuma

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Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Innoson Group.

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to wade into the arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mr. Chukwuma was arrested at his residence in Enugu at about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Senate mandated its committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes to investigate the matter and report back within 24 hours.

This decision followed a point of order raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

“Yesterday I got a number of messages indicating that Mr Innocent Chukwuma was arrested by the EFCC over a transaction between him and GTB,” Mr. Ekweremadu said. “This morning I made an effort and I spoke with him, his story is straight forward, he said he was at his house at 5:00 am Tuesday morning when he heard gun shots and he thought they were assassins and so he went into hiding after about two hours he saw some police and he thought that help had come, so he came out of his hiding and ran to the police man who promptly arrested him. As he was trying to find out what was his offence, they told him when they get to the police station they will inform him of the offence. As at today nobody has told him what the offence is.

“Any person who is arrested and detained should be informed reason for his arrest. As I speak Mr Innoson Chukwuma is yet to be informed of what led to his arrest or detention but if you go through the media today, the story is that he is owing GTB. As a lawyer I’m at a loss how a transaction between someone and his bank will inform the EFCC.”

“The story he told me is that he is not owing the bank anything, he borrowed money from the bank which he has since repaid but the bank kept charging money and withdrawing it from his account. They set up an audit and the auditor came to a conclusion that they had deducted more than N500 million, he was insisting on 22 percent, the bank said they will pay 17 percent so that is where they had the disagreement and they now went to court and it gave judgement in its favour at the federal high court and the court of appeal and the matter is at the supreme court. The fact that matter is in court and it was a commercial transaction gives no room for the intervention of EFCC, I’d like to appeal to this Senate to ensure that Mr Innocent Chukuwma is released promptly.”

In his contribution, Sam Anyanwu, Imo-PDP, questioned the Senate’s silence over alleged continued impunity of the EFCC.

“I want to ask a question. EFCC as it stands today, does it have a chairman? Because I knew in this chamber, the head of EFCC was rejected during screening because of poor performance and yet he has been there as chairman.

“There was a businessman from Imo State that was killed in EFCC custody. The body is still in the mortuary till today. These are the kind of things we are seeing in this country, why must we allow it to continue?

“We have been talking about promoting made in Nigeria goods. This man manufactures vehicles, he has over 5, 000 people in his employment, he has international partners. What are you projecting before them? That he is a criminal? If we as Senate allow this to continue, there is nothing else that will ever work.

“We rejected somebody here, yet he is allowed. Are there no other Nigerians who are credible to fight corruption? Every small thing, EFCC. Tomorrow, if a wife refuses to give his man sex, they will go and call EFCC. It will get to that point.”

Enyinnaya Abaribe, Abia-PDP, threw the Senate into a rowdy session when he announced that the operatives of EFCC slapped the wife of Mr. Chukwuma.

“Another incident happened in his house. The wife asked a question; why are you arresting my husband? What has happened and they slapped her.”

Bwacha Emmanuel, Taraba-PDP, said the perpetrator of such act should be fished out and punished.

“As a member of this Senate, I sponsored a motion to call for support of the anti-corruption war but as I listen to this story. If truly the wife of Innocent Chukwuma was slapped by a member of EFCC, something has to be done. Somebody must be held responsible, somebody must lose his job. Otherwise, we’ll be wasting our time here.”

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, noted that the EFCC will drag the country into ridicule if the issue is not addressed promptly.

“As a society that we are all planning, that our country to be civilised, I think this does not speak well of the country. How a private commercial transaction has now become the focus of the EFCC. I think this area is the focus. Whether he is owing or not, I think we must be seen protecting the fundamental rights of citizens. I’ve never seen when FBI interferes between City Bank and Ford Motors, or the financial crime agency in UK intervenes. We are just making a mockery of ourselves and we really should be able to do the right thing.”

The Senate resolved to intervene in the arrest of Mr. Chukwuma, while mandating its committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes to investigate the matter and report back in 24 hours.

The EFCC had on Tuesday given reasons for arresting Mr. Chukwuma.

“His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.

“Chukwuma rather than honoring invitation by the EFCC, mobilized six truckloads of thugs pretending to be staff of his company to his residence, where they manhandled EFCC operatives,” EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said.


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  • kinsly

    Useless Senate, it has now turned into a town union meeting for gossips. ‘They slapped my wife ‘ story, God! Our Senators are already blaming the EFCC when they don’t even know why he was arrested! We are dead with a criminal Senate like this one led by the greatest thief in any parliament in the world, Bukola Saraki.

    • watersnake

      my friend have some respect for people and be reasonable, please. the senate cannot be useless!

      • actionmaninaction

        What respect does a senate (whose deputy president is so uncouth to talk about “sex, man and a wife” on financial issues) has? What has sex got do with EFCC? They are a bunch of **** people. You fill in the gap.

        • ActionWoman

          The talk about “sex, man and a wife” was made by Sam Anyanwu-Imo PDP and NOT the deputy president as you claimed.
          LOL!
          Are you so prejudiced you couldn’t comprehend the article, or are you just a **** person?? You fill in the gap…

          • watersnake

            don’t mind the hypocrite @actionwhatever. is there any adult who has not heard about the word sex, woman etc before? because someone mentioned these words, the senate must be cursed, yes? did the senator use the words in a derogatory manner?

      • Julius

        But, they are !

        • watersnake

          that’s your cup of tea. as for me the senate is a responsible place to be and the senators are equally responsible. if you think any senator is not responsible and deserves to be treated as such, take him or her to the courts of law.

    • Otile

      Another moron commenting.

  • Denis_NG

    Nigerian Senate is gradually pushing itself into irrelevance. Must they have to meddle in everything involving the EFFC? The guy has a lawyer, and there is a court of law that will determine the veracity or otherwise of EFFC’s claims against him. Why not allow the law to take its course!

    • Otile

      Is the head of EFFC legitimate or not? Why can’t Buhari himself obey the law and replace the unwanted crook?

    • Correct man

      Thank you. They don’t understand what law making is all about. As Ekwerenmadu ‘indicated’, they will soon get involved in sexual matters of husband’s and wives.

  • Hangeior Akor

    Wao! It has happened! Nigerian low class citizens should see how issues that affect the high class citizens attract the attention of the Nigerian Senate. What about issues of Retired public servants that are not paid their pensions for over five YEARS???? The world is watching and posterity shall tell, come 2019.

  • Gracias

    Ridiculous Senate! It has now become a tool for suspects or offenders to evade law enforcement. Really sad that the Senate President would say this: “As a society that we are all planning, that our country to be civilised, I think this does not speak well of the country. How a private commercial transaction has now become the focus of the EFCC. I think this area is the focus. Whether he is owing or not, I think we must be seen protecting the fundamental rights of citizens. I’ve never seen when FBI interferes between City Bank and Ford Motors, or the financial crime agency in UK intervenes. We are just making a mockery of ourselves and we really should be able to do the right thing.”. How many times have you heard of the US Senate interfering with FBI’s investigations or protecting suspects?

    • thusspokez

      What relevance is the injection of US and UK into this discussion? Focus on the issue and the country concerned, namely, Nigeria. And read again the following:

      “His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.”

      • sab

        You have believed the EFCC side of the story and jumped into conclusion thereby passing judgement of guilt on Innoson. Yet you are still blaming the Senate who ORDERED FOR INVESTIGATION into the matter. What concerns you most is the individual senators comments and not their conclusive decision as a body. So pathetic!

        • Otile

          He is a hopeless hate-filled bigot.

          • Julius

            Like yourself !

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        The US and UK are relevant because the UK brought civilisation to you and brought you out of jungle savagery. They introduced you to democracy and helped in drafting your first constitution.

        The US is relevant because you lifted their presidential system democracy and have continued to misapply and misgovern millions of Nigerians based on it .

        Your president cannot take any action without going to those two countries for permission. In fact he cannot even get treatment in the zoo when he falls ill he runs to the UK

        SHUT UP AND GO GET A BETTER JOB .

        • thusspokez

          The US and UK are relevant because the UK brought civilisation to you

          My people were civilised before Columbus discovered the Americas. and before the British arrived in Africa. So speak for yourself.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Beast of no nation….where are u from ?

          • thusspokez

            I will tell you only when you are in your grave!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            My grave will be a happy place but your life is a misery……see how you are paid to assist evil.

          • thusspokez

            You will be jealous if I tell you what I am having with friends right now. Selection of the finest cheese, slices of Italian salami, accompanied with glasses of French vintage Merlot — from my own wine cellar! Jealous? Don’t be. It is the fruit of decades of hard work.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Enjoy youself but stop supporting evil in Nigeria

  • Adekunle

    I am greatly embarrassed as a Nigerian that this is coming from our Senate.Must they comment on everything that has to do with EFCC. Imagine the amateurish picture of themselves they are portraying to the world.A whole Senate President is making concluding statements on a one – sided report given by third parties.If his rights were violated,innoson has the financial and social strengths to sue EFCC and claim huge damages.This 8th senate has turned into busybody.

    • thusspokez

      I am greatly embarrassed as a Nigerian that this is coming from our Senate

      These people continue to debase the senate as an important democratic institution. Any wonder that Nigerians have no respect for them; and often, invitees refuse to honour their invitations?

      • Otile

        If you have nothing else to do, go and kiss poop. You have been claiming that you are not Yoruaba, you are not Fulani you are not this or that and you do not belong to any tribe in Nigeria. Now you have contradicted your lie by admitting you are after a Nigerian. What are you smoking? Moron

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        STFU . You subservient bufoon .

        • thusspokez

          Typical ‘Igbo argument’. i.e., use of insult as substitute for argument. Totally, devoid of intellect.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Why must one waste time with a bigoted maniac ?

          • thusspokez

            Good question. I too, want to know the answer? So, please tell us.

    • GeeWhiz

      Cry me a river! Instead of focusing on why EFCC is wading into a business transaction that is being litigated, you are being “embarrassed” by the Nigeria Senate. You should be embarrassed by Nigeria becoming a police state where the security agencies act on the behest of the highest bidder!

      • Höly Wähala

        Forget the miscreant, all of them on this page are childish pfools. EFCC has always been a tool for oppression and intimidation.

        • Höly Wähhala

          You are a child molester. Stop sexual abuse of of our kids in Germany!!

    • Truth.com

      You are greatly embarrassed. I am embarrassed as a Nigerian and what about that. Nigeria only success since Nigeria is born is crime. Tell me what you can do in Nigeria not involving criminal act. Everybody in Nigeria is a criminal as long as one person stealing billion dollars. Do you know Abacha. If one person can steal that amount of money, Nigeria is a criminal state. No outrage about what Abacha did because most Nigerians are waiting to duplicate what Abacha did.

    • whereto

      Nothing from the Senate embarrasses me any more. As soon as efcc is mentioned, they start frothing. They don’t even bother to hide their biases. All these silly posturings from senators based entirely on a one sided story!!

      • ActionWoman

        As soon as ‘Sarakis senate’ is mentioned, you guys start frothing. Why didn’t you guys notice saraki was such a bad guy when he was working for APCs victory..until he pulled a fast one on the ‘national leader’? You guys can’t even hide your bias??
        LWKMD!

        • whereto

          People like you deserve pity as you can’t separate right from wrong. Everything is about apc and pdp in that thing you pass off as a mind.
          Your fake laughter is misplaced. Reserve it for when your Alibaba and the numerous thieves regain power…….if ever.

    • Otile

      What exactly is your point other than you just want to talk?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      This is a presidential democracy and the senate has oversight rights over almost every institution in the country. EFCC INCLUDED !!

      • tundemash

        Yeah right, the Senate ought to be investigating the case of every Nigerian arrested by the police too.

  • thusspokez

    This decision followed a point of order raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

    But what has this case got to do with this Senator? Is Mr Innocent Chukwuma in Ike Ekweremadu’s constituency or is his arrest a national issue? Certainly, Not!

    Ms. Joy Ndukwe, former employee of Ericsson Nigeria had been racially discriminated against by foreigners (on visas) in her own country, and forced out of her job. Isn’t her case far more serious for the senate to discus than the arrest of someone who thinks that he is above the Nigerian law?

    • share Idea

      In which constituent was he arrested?

      • thusspokez

        Mr. Chukwuma resides in Enugu (in Enugu East Senatorial constituency) whereas Mr. Ike Ekweremadu is senator for Enugu West. No more silly questions. People come to read about opinions — not questions.

        • share Idea

          So to you anything that happened to one of the greatest employer of labour in SE where the highest ranking political officer is from should not concern him.

          How many times has EFCC invited Dangote tackless of arresting him with all the infractions his company have involved in this country. Let this country be governed equitabky without fear or farvour. If all these agencies of government have been paying fines slammed on them by court, they would have sit up.

          However, they know that every actions they take can not have negative effect on them even when court have pronounced judgement against them.

          Just for loosing two rape cases, UK Met Police is reviewing their investigative procedures, yet some people want us to believe that EFCC led by Magu is doing wonderful job, when every now and then, they are losing all the corruption cases they won through media houses.

          We can either practice democracy and play by the rule or just go back to tribal overlord days where the strong carries the day. Nigeria we hail thee

          • thusspokez

            Tribalism poisons the thinking process and makes men nincompoops. It deprives them of any ability to think objectively. They would stick to the tribal line, even when all the evidence contradicts them.

            Now ask them what their tribe has done for them since birth; and they have no answers, nevertheless, they would continue to be loyal to something so little a benefit to them.

          • Otile

            Your senseless comment exactly describes you. Tribalism and bigotry have turned you into a nincompoop. Sometimes try to find something worthwhile to do for your Yoruba tribe, not always asking for what your tribe can do for you. Stop that gee me mentality. Lazy odale.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Buhari is the nation’s number 1 tribalist.

          • Wetin Naija

            You are the tribal poison, just like your master Buhari

    • Otile

      Bigot,
      You don’t make any sense at all. You just jump into issues that you don’t understand all in the name of freedom of speech. See how illogical you sound all the way. You are pathetic, odale.

  • raji

    Criminal must always protect criminals. If this bunch of criminals in the Senate continue beyond 2019 they will pass law that nobody should go to court again instead anybody that have case should go to them. Nigeria Senate is telling us that anybody can infringe the law as far as you provide employment.

    • Oladele

      Did you read the report at all? From what was reported, we cannot judge yet. There is nothing EFCC has said that stated he did something wrong other than “investigation” See, this culture of impunity among uniformed officers in Nigeria must stop. If slapping a wife is confirmed true, it is bad. In civil cases lawyers are allowed to be a “go between” which in turn will provide employment for the teeming graduates from our law school. In actual fact a businessman in his capacity will be treated with some dignity. You are looking at 5,000 men and women but not looking at another 12,000 (vendors, sub-contractors, suppliers). When Ribadu was questioned why he allowed Adenuga to go, and why he didnt seal up Glo, he said he has issues with Adenuga, and not Glo, a company employing 6,000 innocent Nigerians. Why not ensure his arrest; he said his case is civil not criminal so there are leeway. Even if you are invited, you can send your lawyers in a civil case. That was how we all kept quiet when FSARS started, now they kill people at will.

      • tundemash

        U also read the report made by a criminal-minded Senator EkwereFRaud.

        Here is EFCC’s version.

        Chief Chukwuma and his brother, Charles Chukwuma (who is still at large), are being investigated by the Insurance and Capital Market Fraud Section of the Commission’s office in Lagos over matters bordering on N1, 478, 366, 859.66 fraud and forgery.

        The industrialist, among other infractions, allegedly used forged documents to secure tax waivers.

        https://www*premiumtimesng*com/news/top-news/253136-innoson-boss-innocent-chukwuma-released-on-bail.html

  • UYI111

    The issue here should be the EFCC /federal government and their bullies of the citizens this has to stop!!!!!

  • Abdul Wada

    Nigeria is fast becoming an unfortunate nation.. How in the world do you explain this to any reasonable business fellow..
    A transaction between two private entities can become a major invasion by the EFCC which boss is not even legal, according to our constitution. This is a man that the Senate rejected, yet, he’s invading people’s homes..
    Since when did EFCC become superior to the court..
    It’s pretty sad..

    • thusspokez

      “His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.”

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        A lie.

        • tundemash

          because Ekwerefraud said so ?

  • Intrepid

    Woe unto those who conspired to bring this BLACK PLAGUE call buhari, upon the people of Nigeria.

    • thusspokez

      Where did the report mention Buhari?

      • Otile

        Is Buhari not the ori ejo of corruption? You will now pretend you don’t understand your own Yoruba language. Omo ale.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        He is aware of all brutal actions of his bloody surrogates .

        • thusspokez

          Buhari must be omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient like God!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Yes as far as wickedness and bigotry against Igbo people is concerned….he is everywhere.

          • thusspokez

            …he is everywhere

            Better check under your bed before you go to sleep then, he might just be hiding there.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Yes I will.

          • tundemash

            Use your drugs as prescribed, you are hallucinating already.

          • Otile

            You always jump to senseless conclusions. Imam Buhari must omninonsense for you his worshipper.

      • Julius

        lmaoooooooooooo..it’s always Buhari to them ooo !

      • Julius

        In his head….Buhari don become their nighmare ! So sad !!

        • Intrepid

          Your yariba mama who keeps on appearing in my dreams, is my nightmare.

          • Julius

            I’m not surprised about your hatred for women..after all you are a fag…A-hole all the way like your father taught you…right ?

        • Intrepid

          OBOH iya eh!

          • Julius

            Too bad you never knew your gutter ashewo mother. It shows everyday in your hatred for women. I guess that’s why you prefer men.. o ma se o !

    • Julius

      Yes, I was waiting for that….Na Buhari fault…lolz, help me Jesus !. I believe you woke up this morning because of Buhari….

      • Intrepid

        I woke up this morming because of the nightmare call your yariba mama. Iya eh!

        • Julius

          No, your husband woke your faggot ass up like every morning! Oloributuku, cursed motherfucker !!

  • AryLoyds

    Nigeria is a zoo where monkeys lead outfits like the efcc

    • Julius

      Yep, like the one they just locked up.

      • Intrepid

        awoloshi ate undone beans in Calabar prison. Tell me was HIMMLER awolowo, not ELENWON?

        • Julius

          Retard, you remember what you were saying about Obj in prison? You must have experienced all these b4 ! Bastard you !!

  • Yusuf

    ALL NIGERIAN AGENCIES WAS MADE TO KILL OR INTIMIDATE THEIR CITIZENS.

  • Ayo Albert Oduntan

    na wa ooo,,senate don becom police and judges bunch of unserious olessssss

    • Julius

      No mind dem jor. Nonsense !

    • Company man

      The same senate that exposed Grass cutter SGF.

  • solidarity

    how do we explain this to the world.?.oh my nigeria, we are in a mess

    • Julius

      Because they picked up a man that refused to honor their invitation when he has a case to answer ? Has anybody picked and locked you up without a reason before ?

      • KELLOGGS

        I no tell you? e don start na

        • Julius

          Wetin don start.. picking n locking up criminals? That’s a good thing if you ask me.. smh

    • tundemash

      You are in a mess indeed, not we, if your survival depends on this one man.

  • Gary

    So Ibrahim Magu is now relapsing to the Olopa mentality of a Nigerian Police DPO who auctions his services in using his men to settle personal or business disputes?
    This is what the EFCC is becoming under Magu? The same Magu who saw and did nothing about Abdulrasheed Maina when the fugitive was smuggled back into Nigeria and ensconced in the Interior Ministry with promotion and backpay?

    Does anyone see or care about the shameful double standards that has become the practice of the EFCC under Buhari and his underlings? How quickly the EFCC acts against malfeasance or accusations against people from the South and Middle Belt but looks the other way when it involves other people, especially the Kanuris and Hausa-Fulanis of the APC? Is this fair or just? Especially when Magu continues to sit in an office he has twice failed to gain required Senate confirmation?
    Who will now check the EFCC from acting with impunity and abridging the civil rights of Nigerian citizens?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    There is something about us Igbos. We cannot be pocketed or snuffed out of existence.

    Innoson will not just survive this Hausa-fulani wickedness and brutality, he will emerge stronger and more aware of his Igboness.

    • Dazmillion

      This case is not about Hausa Fulani. GTB is owned by some Yoruba directors. But lets not make it about tribe. To me its simple greed/wickedness of GTB to deliberately harass a man who the court has ruled that they owe him billions of naira.

      No top banker has ever gone to jail in this country, thats why they have the courage to pull these kinds of stunts. Every corruption case involving criminal politicians, the banks are deeply involved. Yet none of them has ever been taken to court and charged for aiding corruption.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    The EFCC accused this man of ‘jumping an administrative bail’. The Senate story is that there has been a business transaction between the GTP and Mr Chukwuma. And the deal did not show any criminality on the part of Mr Chukwuma, except that the transaction was a commercial or private matter. Then how did this matter get to the EFCC? How did this matter rise to the level of a crime?

    The EFCC deals on criminal matters related to financial transactions. If Mr. Chukwuma and the GTP argued on the amount of money in the transaction, then how did that translate to a crime on the part of Mr Chukwuma? Should this be the case, why did the GTP report this matter to the EFCC? And why did the EFCC take up a matter that was purely commercial that had no criminal input? When two people argue over money owed, there is no way this could result in criminality. You don’t use the EFCC as a debt collector. If Mr. Chukwuma actually owes the bank, then the bank has no business reporting this to the EFCC; and the EFCC has no business intervening in such matters.

    Without prejudice to any side in this story, will the EFCC come out to the world and tell the world what crime Mr. Chukwuma committed, that necessitated the EFCC invasion of Mr. Chukwuma’s residence? Yes, the EFCC claimed Chukwuma jumped administrative bail, implying that Chukwuma was under a criminal trial and was placed on bail.

    The world is waiting for the EFCC to tell the world what crime Chukwuma committed before being placed on administrative bail.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      YES WE ARE INDEED WAITING……BUT IS IT NO MORE A RIGHT TO INFORM SUSPECTS OF THE CHARGES FOR THEIR ARREST OR DETENTION ?

    • thusspokez

      Try to be objective if you can. Try and leave your tribalism out of your thinking process, because your comment is sounding rather stúpid. EFCC’s responsibilities cover all economic crimes. You see how fóólish your sound? This is because, your narrative is driven by blind tribalism.

      And the deal did not show any criminality on the part of Mr Chukwuma, except that the transaction was a commercial or private matter

      ”except yada yada yada….” what are you talking about? Is this your idea of an argument?

      GTP report this matter to the EFCC?

      If you suspect criminality, wouldn’t you report the matter to the law enforcement agencies? Again can you see how fóólish your argument is?

      If Mr. Chukwuma actually owes the bank, then the bank has no business reporting this to the EFCC; and the EFCC has no business intervening in such matters.

      Nonsense! You should try and read Nigeria’s company law; and the duties and responsibilities of directors, shareholder, etc. Your registered company is a separate entity from yourself and therefore cannot be treated as you would treat any of your personal properties.

      Without prejudice to any side in this story

      Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho with prejudice indeed!

      he EFCC come out to the world and tell the world what crime Mr. Chukwuma committed

      “His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.”

      You may well be a rational person, but here, you are consumed by tribalism which has cloud your judgement. I feel so sad for you.

      • Otile

        You are consumed by tribal hatred. Everyday of your useless live you are busy trying to put down your perceived Igbo enemies. Unfortunately for you the more you envy them the more they prosper. Try to rise above you primordial instincts, odale.

      • Gary

        Here you go again, trying to slyly play the role of regime apologist?
        What “economic crime” is involved in a business dispute that is already in court?
        Mr. Magu now wants to usurp the functions of the regular Police amid the growing politicization of the EFCC?

        So bank chiefs can now contract the services of the EFCC like they routinely use the Nigeria Police to go after their opponents?
        Go read the EFCC Act before coming here to spout nonsense. There was no public money or agency involved in the Innoson-GTB dispute. And the matter has been in courts for years well before EFCC intervened on behalf of the bank. I will refrain from alleging that some inducements may have spurred this naked abuse of power by the agency into a matter that is clearly none of its business.

        • thusspokez

          Here you go again, trying to slyly play the role of regime apologist?

          That is the problem with you Nigerians. “Regime apologist”, “Your political masters”, “Yoruba” “Igbo”, “Hausa/Fulani masters” and all that name calling.

          You are so narrow minded, and tend to approach every issue from tribal or religion or both perspectives. This means, you brains, which is meant for thinking is left idle. You don’t give it enough work to stimulate it because you have a ready-made answers to every issue. For example if you have fever, it must be the other tribe or religion out to get you.

          If you don’t stimulate your brain by giving it food for thought, it will erode. No wonder creativity is in short supply in Nigeria, People don’t even know how to think any more.

          They see the world in black and white, and in binary: their tribe against the other tribes; their religion against the other religions – no need to think deep or analyse anything, just blame the imaginary enemy tribe and religion and throw in some name-calling too.

          I feel so sad for you Nigerians: Your tribal/religion hatred and wars is turning you all into móróns unable to broaden your minds or climb mountains to view the world.

          • Gary

            Again stop spouting nonsense. The EFCC has clearly acted outside its legal mandate. That it’s spokes issues a statement does not it fact or the law. Period. All the specious grammar you’ve written above will not obviate that.
            That is why the agency is backing off and released the detained CEO.
            This is a business dispute that has already been taken before the courts. In a civilized democracy, it is the courts that decide civil disputes not rogue state agencies induced into intervening on behalf of one of the litigants. Ibrahim Magu must not be allowed to turn the EFCC into an extension of the Nigeria Police and it’s hired guns.

          • Mufu Ola

            Thank you.Nothing more to add to d antics of these “below aboki” rats.

    • tundemash

      Chief Chukwuma and his brother, Charles Chukwuma (who is still at large), are being investigated by the Insurance and Capital Market Fraud Section of the Commission’s office in Lagos over matters bordering on N1, 478, 366, 859.66 fraud and forgery.

      The industrialist, among other infractions, allegedly used forged documents to secure tax waivers.

      https://www*premiumtimesng*com/news/top-news/253136-innoson-boss-innocent-chukwuma-released-on-bail.html

  • Wetin Naija

    Innoson Motors is putting Nigeria in a world map, creating 5000 jobs and humiliation is what he is getting back from Nigeria. Can EFCC do the same to Dangote or Dantata

    • tundemash

      if Dangote or Dantata jumps administrative bail Mr. Tribal Bigot. Accuse EFCC of dabbling into commercial dispute if you want but do not bring tribalism into it kid.

      • ’70

        “The industrialist, among other infractions, allegedly used forged documents to secure tax waivers”. Now that is a serious crime!

      • Julius

        You know these bigot fools are not interested in facts. Let them keep crying. Na marginalization plus witch hunt. Remember some of them said the same thing when Evan the kidnapper was arrested. Imagine that !. They are a joke, big fat jokers !

    • Julius

      Yes, if they refused to honor efcc invitation !

  • samigunsam

    “His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having
    earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being
    investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.” Why must this be associated with tribalism.
    Hear the EFCC’s narrative-again–“His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having
    earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being
    investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.”
    He was acting with impunity.
    As for the deputy speaker–your days of reckoning is near.–Nigeria will forever remain in the dark if we allow tribal sentiments to prevail.
    Will Bill Gates disobey ant invitation from the FBI or will The Senate speaker table his matter as a point of order in the USA senate.

    Fools masquerading as legislators and he called himself a lawyer.
    What happened to the rule of law.

    • ’70

      Just like Seconds claiming that the govt building prisons was meant for the opposition…

  • man

    this is not senate’s business, but if they really slap the woman, then efcc should be fined.

    • ’70

      exactly… the senate has jumped into conclusions without giving the other side the benefit of telling their own story…

  • Mufu Ola

    I’m witnessing jesters here. We understand Innoson/Innocent was arrested in his company premises amidst area boys.How did his wife come into d equation to warrant whole Senate of Nigeria going ga ga?

    • Steve

      If these rogue senators fought for the ordinary nigerians this way, alot would have changed for the better.

  • Gary

    Nice to see that the backlash has prompted the deployment of the full squad of Lai’s BMC morons to defend Magu and their paymasters on this topic.
    The hired guns are so transparent that it’s amusing to read their delusional and unconvincing blather. Morons.

    • Julius

      Who is paying you ? You seems to know so much of who is getting paid o make a comment.

  • Steve

    Chief Chukwuma and his brother, Charles Chukwuma (who is still at large), are being investigated by the Insurance and Capital Market Fraud Section of the Commission’s office in Lagos over matters bordering on N1, 478, 366, 859.66 fraud and forgery.The industrialist, among other infractions, allegedly used forged documents to secure tax waivers.
    This is the actual reason Innocent Chukwuma was arrested, why is this dumb senators twisting the whole story. No one is above the law be it Buhari, Dangote or Innoson, everyone should be treated according to the law of the land.

    • Otunba 1

      What matters are in court – Supreme Court or are the court judgement forged too?

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  • Al

    This thing called ekweremadu is a nuisance in NASS, he always associate with negatives. Something urgent need to be done to get rid of him from NASS

    • forestgee

      …did you read the story?

    • Ukamaka Uzu

      Are you OK, I think you are, on drugs and needs to be examined by EFCC

  • Otunba 1

    I recall when the Vigilante Group (Bakassi) was formed to rid Aba of criminals. At the onset they were effective and pin-pointed on the job. Later, they became a rogue group where a highest bidder can use them to settle land, family and communal scores! May be the EFCC is degenerating to this rot!

  • Julius

    I wasn’t expecting you to answer the simple question…we know why !

  • thusspokez