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EFCC interrogates former Kogi gov Idris Wada

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed a former Governor of Kogi State Idris Wada over N500 million, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed a former Governor of Kogi State Idris Wada over N500 million, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign slush.

Daily Trust gathered from top EFCC sources that Wada arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency around noon yesterday.

He was still being interrogated at the time of filing this report last night.

Wada was invited to explain about N500m election largesse he allegedly received from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The former minister allegedly disbursed $115m through the former Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

The EFCC, at its Gombe zonal office, also quizzed former Acting Governor of Taraba State, Sani Abubakar Danladi, yesterday in respect of the N450m allegedly collected by him through Senators Joel Ikenya and Hon. Mark Bako Useni during the 2015 Presidential Election. 

The amount was also part of the N23bn allegedly doled out by Diezani for the 2015 presidential election. 

Danladi was said to have told interrogators that he chaired the 8-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State. 

“He further stated that he and the other members of the committee shared N36m among themselves while the balance of N414m was distributed to other stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the state and one Development Area Council,” a source said.

It added that “Danladi was arrested and detained in Abuja last week, and later released on bail to reliable sureties, but asked to report to EFCC Gombe Zonal for further investigation.”

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