Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta North) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of persecuting him because of his position and stand at the National Assembly.
Nwaoboshi stated this when leaders and members of Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU), Asaba branch paid him a solidarity visit over the weekend.
The lawmaker was recently arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos for offences bordering on money laundering and conspiracy.
He stated that the issue that led to his being arrested, detained and arraigned in the court by EFCC had nothing to do with fraud and corruption.
Nwaoboshi said: “If anybody thinks he can muzzle me or cow me, he is wasting his time because I can never be cowed, I can never be intimidated and I believe that justice will be done, I believe in God and I will be vindicated at the end.
“I want you to have rest of mind. I never laundered money, I am a pure business man. My company is paying the loan, servicing it. When we finish the matter, Nigerians will know whether money borrowed from bank and guaranteed is a laundered one.
“I am sincerely overwhelmed by the gesture from our town while I was with EFCC. Now, it is clear that we are becoming more united.”