Senator Stella Oduah has laughed off accusation she stole N9.8billion. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, had named Oduah among public funds’ looters in a recent list he released.
Oduah, who represents Abia North, said she was listed because she played “prominent in the achievements of the past administration”.
The senator, who had been aviation minister said she possessed “unbeatable record” while she oversaw the ministry.
“I did not engage in any financial impropriety as the Minister and the allegation involving the said sum of N9.8 billion is not only untrue but laughable.
“The said contract awarded by the Ministry of Aviation under my watch was executed and based on the request of the contractors, they were paid their money which they utilized in the manner they did’’, she said.
“The machines seized/forfeited by the Federal Government over the allegation on the said money are not mine.
“ I challenge the minister to provide evidence linking me with his allegations; I have been waiting for that evidence and I am yet to see any.
“All allegations made against me remain mere media sensations orchestrated for mere political reasons.”