Barely 48 hours after he was granted bail by the High Court in Abeokuta where he is standing trial for sixteen-count charge as
presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel yesterday alleged that there were deliberate attempts to convict him through the media. He also accused former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his associates of plotting evil against him.
Daniel made the allegation through his Media Assistant, Gbenro Adebanjo, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
“We believe that the deliberate attempt to try and convict Otunba Daniel via the media is the handiwork of some individuals with vested interests who want the former governor out of circulation at all costs,” the statement said.
“From the various simulations and deliberately concocted stories making the rounds, it is obvious that certain individuals and interests are trying hard to use the ongoing trial to score cheap political points and ultimately assail the reputation of the former governor the outcome of the trial notwithstanding.”
Daniel also refuted the recent report that the Managing Director of the 21st Century Technologies Limited, Wale Ajisebutu, said to have colluded with him in defrauding the state.
The former governor added that he believes that justices will prevail in the ongoing case against him stating that the rule of law will prevail and the cause of justice will be served.
He also added that the evil agenda of the former president and his other traducers will fail.