Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has said operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), found only his wife’s clothes and shoes, when they searched his apartment in the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Last month, Obi’s apartment was raided following the discovery of over $43million in a neighbouring apartment (Flat 7B) in the building.
Obi’s house was one of the many searched by the anti-graft agency.
The EFCC had obtained a search warrant, to search all the flats in the building, amid a possibility that there could be more cash stashed away in another apartment.
Obi said at The Platform organized by the Covenant Christian Centre on May Day: “Ask those who searched it. I was abroad, they said they wanted to search my house, I sent the key, and they searched my whole apartment and I can tell you the only thing they found.
“They said this man doesn’t live here. It was only his wife’s clothes and shoes that we saw, we didn’t see anything belonging to him.
“I have said it to Nigerians, Peter Obi wears only black shoes, and I have two pairs of it, and I travel with it. The purpose of shoe is to protect the leg from being hurt. Nothing else. I bought this from Marks and Spencer, $49.99, finish.
“They said ‘we didn’t even see watch’, and I have said it to everyone, this is the only watch I have, I have worn it for 17 years. The purpose of watch is to keep time. Why would I keep a watch at home? Whose time is it keeping?”