The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has dismissed reports on social media that he was under probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The APC flag bearer said he has never been involved in any fraudulent activity nor stolen from anyone before.
Speaking to newsmen in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Mr. Obaseki explained that issues raised by the late Humphrey Idisi family against a German firm have nothing to do with him.
He said he was simply a shareholder and board member of the company.
“I don’t have a case with the EFCC. I am on the board of several companies. This is a German company that owns rig in Nigeria. They have a partner who died many years ago and unfortunately, his estate has not been properly managed.
“His other businesses have gone bankrupt. The company saw a petition by some of the children claiming that the company was owing their father.
“There was an agreement that showed that the company paid everything due to the man. The family has been having quarrels and internal issues.
“There has also been some scam. If somebody is owing you, why go to the EFCC? There is a civil process to do so. It has nothing to do with me. I didn’t manage the company. I am just a shareholder and on the board of the company. I didn’t take money from anybody. I have never stolen, I have never taken anybody’s money before”.