Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, has revealed that he has yet to get an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Leaked papers obtained from 14 offshore service businesses throughout the world and released in a Pandora Papers investigation coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), of which Premium Times is a part, revealed how the former governor neglected to declare assets held in tax havens.
Peter Obi was also said to have been a director of Next International (UK) Limited for 14 months after becoming governor of Anambra state, in violation of section 6 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, which states that public office holders may not engage in or direct a private business unless it is farming.
Following the publication of the story, the EFCC is said to have called Obi for questioning.
There were also unsubstantiated rumors that Obi had replied to the EFCC invitation by requesting that the inquiry be made public.
The former governor via a statement released on Monday by his spokesman, Valentine Obienyem denied commenting on the invitation by the EFCC.
According to Obienyem, Obi is yet to receive the letter from the EFCC.
“From what is circulating, the letter appears to have been sent to an office he is no longer part of and is yet to reach him,” the statement reads.
“Obi, being a law-abiding Nigerian, will honour all legitimate invitations from government agencies at all times.”