Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi is a Nigerian Politician who was recently jailed to for seven years over money laundering a day after his birthday, June 30, StechiteGist Media gathered.
Without further ado, let’s get to his biography, age, career, education, net worth, controversy history, and much more since that’s why you’re here.
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Biography and Early Life
Nigerian politician Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi was born in June 30, 1958 in Delta State. In the Nigerian Senate, he is the senator who represents the Delta North senatorial district. He represents the 8th and 9th National Assemblies as a senator.
He was dismissed immediately after the Federal High Court in Abuja declared him the senator-elect during the 2019 general elections on the grounds that his political party had not legitimately elected him,StechiteGist Media reports.
On May 30, 2019, the Abuja Appeal Court reversed the judgment. The chief judge ruled that the Federal High Court did not have authority to hear the matter because it invalidated his election.
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Age
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi was born in June 30, 1958. He is currently 64 years old (2022).
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Education
In 1958, Peter Nwaoboshi was born in Nigeria’s Delta State. In 1976, Nwaoboshi graduated from St. Thomas Teachers College with a West African School Certificate. He earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Benin, where he graduated in 1986. He has a master’s degree in law from Delta State University as well.
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Career
As an assistant to Samuel Ogbemudia, the former governor of the Bendel State, Nwaoboshi started his career in 1979. He was then chosen to serve as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
He served as James Ibori’s political advisor in 1999. He was appointed Delta State’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Duties in 2000, and he held the position there until 2006. He was named Delta State’s People’s Democratic Party’s State Chairman in 2008. In 2012, he was elected to a second term as State Chairman. He left that position in 2014 to run for the Senate.
StechiteGist Media learned he was chosen to serve in the National Assembly as a senator for the Delta North senatorial district in 2015. He was then named chairman of the Senate’s Niger Delta committee.
He won re-election to the Senate in 2019 on the People’s Democratic Party ticket.
Following a public altercation between Nwaoboshi and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State PDP suspended Nwaoboshi on June 23, 2021, for “anti-party acts.”
Prior to quitting the PDP two days later and joining the APC at a meeting with President Buhari and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of Delta Central, Nwaoboshi branded the suspension “laughable” and “illegal.”
According to The Punch, Nwaoboshi made the transfer in order to campaign for the position of Deputy Governor of Delta State.
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Controversies
A Federal High Court in Abuja removed Nwaoboshi from his position as the senator-elect for the Delta North senatorial district on April 3, 2019, on the grounds that he had not been legitimately nominated in the PDP’s party primaries in Delta State.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed also told him to quit posing as a senator-elect. The People’s Democratic Party allegedly illegally declared Prince Nwoko the winner after he lost in the party primaries, according to the summons Prince Nwoko filed against him. It was also alleged that Nwoboshi hired thugs to cause a stampede and mass panic when he learned of his impending defeat.
Nwaoboshi filed an appeal against the decision dismissing him as senator-elect on April 4, 2019, StechiteGist Media gathered.
In response to Nwaoboshi’s request for a restraining order against the Independent National Electoral Commission being denied by a Federal High Court in Abuja on April 17, 2019, Justice Mahmud Mohammed ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission withdraw the certificate of return it had previously given to Nwaoboshi and issue a new certificate to Prince Ned Nwoko. Although he is currently the Senator for Delta North
The Independent National Electoral Commission revoked Nwaoboshi’s certificate of return on May 11. When the court’s ruling was reversed, the certificate was given back.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged Nwaoboshi with fraud and money laundering in April 2018. Nwaoboshi denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty. The prosecution alleged that in 2014, Nwaoboshi’s companies paid $805 million for a building in Lagos with knowledge that $322 million of the purchase price would be used illegally. Nwaoboshi was exonerated of the allegations of fraud and money laundering in June 2021 after presiding Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke ruled that the EFCC had relied on hearsay rather than providing evidence to support the claims. The EFCC declared that they would challenge the judgment.
In July 1, 2022, Court jailed Nigerian Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi for seven years over money laundering.
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi Net Worth
Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi is a wealthy politician whose net worth is estimated at $10 million naira.
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