After reports in the media said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has discovered the sum of N2.5bn in an account opened in the name of an unnamed housemaid of the Senator, a group known as the South East Association of Igbo Ladies, SEAIL, have stated that the senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah, has no female housemaid. In a statement made available to the press, it said:
“We would like to state unequivocally that this report is totally false, baseless and has no sense in it. In the first place, Sen Oduah has no female domestic staff.
“In the second place, what would be the sense in putting such money in a personal account. -is it for savings or concealment -either of which makes no sense no matter how big the person is?
“We are confident to say that the report did not by any imagination arose from EFCC because the EFCC of today we know are diligent and works with facts.
“We are convinced that the source of the report must be the handiwork of some mischief makers who have not hidden their determination to bring Sen oduah down by every means.
“They succeeded in pushing her out of government during the last regime but failed to stop her from winning her election to the senate.
“Oduah is one of the few senators who after one year in office is still battling with pre election matters in court.
“We are convinced that it is because they have not been able to completely uproot the distinguished senator that they reverted to their usual character assassination strategy.
“It is our wish to use this opportunity to appeal to the persecutors of Senator Oduah to let her be in the name of God after so much trauma.
“They must remember that Senator Oduah is not a new name in the Nigerian economy. It is known to all that Senator Oduah was a well known business woman who founded and managed an outstanding successful business in the oil and gas sector before venturing into government.
“It is also well known to every fair minded Nigerian she lost her business as a result of her incursion into government for which reason she came out of government poor than she went in.
“We want to state that our only consolation in the regrettable senerio that is playing out now is that Sen Oduah’s work in government as aviation minister can not be denied even by her worse enemies. Her work at the airports shall remain the pride of the aviation industry in the next 30yrs.
“As a senator. Sen Oduah has continued to put up an exemplary performance.”