I Won’t Return Any Money To EFCC - Ladoja Vows

Former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Friday vowed he will not refund any money to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The former governor declared that he was not worried by the ongoing suit filed against him by the anti-graft agency.

He insisted that he would not refund any money because he did not steal while in government.

The antigraft agency had dragged Ladoja to court over alleged misappropriation of about N6.6 billion of state funds while in office between 2003 and 2007.

The former governor, who recently returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also gave the hint of leaving the party again.

Ladoja told reporters, “It was true that I did not return any money to the purse of the anti – graft agency because I did not steal state’s money . Why would I refund money when I did not steal any money? I am not bordered. It is true that EFCC said I didn’t refund money. This is because I did not steal any money.

“The man said Ladoja has not refunded any money and he didn’t say the amount Ladoja has stolen that has to be refunded. He said EFCC has recovered money from other people but it has not recovered any money from Ladoja, so why must I be worried? I have not refunded any money as he said. As far as I am concern, there is no case there.”

He added, “If I voluntarily went to the PDP and there was something I believed that were not doing the right way , there is no need for me to stay there. We don’t want the situation that a congress that was done correctly will now be set aside. The stakeholders in Oyo State have decided that if the impunity continues after the seven days ultimatum, we may take our leave.”

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