A Nigerian pastor based in South Africa Mr Obinna Ikenna Ezenwanne has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged confiscation of his vehicle by some operatives of the commission.
The cleric said he bought the car in August, 2014 from an auto dealer, Mr Soji of SOJ Autos in Apapa, Lagos at the cost of N12 million.
He said on December 16, 2014, Mr Soji arranged for his personal assistant, simply known as MC, to assist him to drive the vehicle to Onitsha, where it would be in use after the registration formalities. The cleric paid MC $400 and N30, 000 for his services.
“The vehicle was registered as JJJ741 and has been in use since then anytime Pastor Obinna visited Nigeria,” the petitioner said.
The cleric said two years after the purchase, some operatives of the EFCC with the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) however invaded Onitsha, where the vehicle was and arrested pastor Obinna’s younger brother, ThankGod, who was keeping the vehicle on the ground that Mr. Soji didn’t remit the money to one Mr. Marcus, who is said to be the original owner of the vehicle.
He appealed to Magu to intervene in the release of the vehicle and the stop the intimidation by the anti-graft agency’s officials.