God has vindicated me for jailing Senator Akpan – Obono-Obla
A former Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has reacted to the sentencing of Obong Bassey Albert, the governorship candidate of YPP in Akwa Ibom State by a Federal High Court Uyo to 42 years imprisonment.
He has proclaimed that God has vindicated him.
These affected many politicians, which, analysts said, led to allegations against him, and which mounted pressures for his removal from office.
“I did my work courageously, diligently, and with a high sense of probity which ordinarily would have won me a commendation.
“Rather I was framed, victimized, maligned, persecuted, and prosecuted.
Obono-Obla explained that Albert was investigated and prosecuted by his panel for the acquisition of assets worth hundreds of millions of pounds in the United Kingdom and Nigeria which he failed to disclose in his assets declaration form.
According to the former presidential aide, Albert was one of the senators that used a kangaroo panel constituted by the House of Representatives to get back at him for daring to investigate some powerful senators in 2018.
It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had, in 2019, arraigned Albert on a six-count charge of allegedly taking possession of six vehicles worth N204 million when he was finance commissioner in the state.
Consequently, he was sentenced to Ikot Ekpene prison to serve his jail term.
Albert is a serving senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east district.