The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared wanted 26-year-old daughter of late Senator Tari Sekibo, former president of the Ijaw National Conference, INC. The suspect Elfreda Sekibo is wanted for conspiracy and forgery, according to a EFCC news post. The late Sekibo slumped and died of cardiac arrest inside the Bayelsa state Government House on 18 November, 2013, during a meeting of the ethnic group. He had been member, House of Representatives and Senator during Nigeria’s second republic. Meanwhile, Elfreda Sekibo has given an account of what transpired, denying the allegations against her. Elfreda said her older half-brother James Sekibo and his mother were instigators of the case bordering on conflict over their late father’s estate. She claimed her parents separated from each other 21 years ago, but her mother returned to the house in 2013 after he passed on. Elfreda, who painted her half-brother as flippant, alleged he and his mother stole some documents from the deceased’s clinic with the aim of selling his property, “while my mum and I were still in the village mourning his death”.
“I didn’t conspire with anyone concerning any of my Dads documents, my sisters and I were not even allowed to be present for any meetings because they said we were women. These are fabricated allegations attempting to tarnish my image”, Elfreda stated. She claimed the matter is “in court and my mum and I have a restraining order from the court against the EFCC.”
Investigation by newsbreak.ng and additional report from LindaIkejiblogspot