Pandora Papers: I Did Not Violate Any Law, Peter Obi
Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, has been hard forced to dispute the disclosures about his secret international business connections since local media outlets began publishing the leaked Pandora Papers.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the Pandora Papers, like other document leaks, have helped to expose hidden fortunes in offshore tax havens and, in certain cases, money laundering by some of the world’s most influential people.
In a statement, however, Obi rejected a Premium Times article alleging that the former governor of Anambra State had hidden a number of offshore enterprises and assets while in office.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Pete Obi may have broken the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act by failing to declare his or his family’s beneficial ownership in the assets, according to Musikilu Mojeed, editor-in-chief of Premium Times.
Mojeed, who appeared on the show last week, went on to say that the former governor broke the Nigerian Constitution by maintaining a foreign bank account while in office, and that he may have hidden his offshore interests to avoid paying taxes.
Obi, a Vice Presidential contender in the 2019 elections, spoke with ARISE News about the Premium Times claims leveled against him.
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