EFCC Detains Ex-gov Yero, Jonathan’s PPS, Hassan Tukur
The immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, was a guest of the EFCC for the last 48 hours where he is being quizzed for allegedly receiving N700m.
Sources at the EFCC said Yero was being investigated for his alleged role in the $115m shared by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The money, which was handled by Fidelity Bank Plc, was said to have been used in bribing several officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
According to a reliable source at the EFCC, Yero was still being grilled as of 8pm on Tuesday.
The source said, “He was arrested after two officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State implicated him. We were told that he personally handled N700m during the election. However, he said all the money was distributed to party members during the election.
“He is still in our Kano zonal office.”
All attempts to speak with the spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, proved abortive.
In a related development, the EFCC has arrested a former Principal Private Secretary, to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur.
Tukur, it was learnt, was arrested by operatives of the EFCC in Abuja on Monday.
It was, however, not clear as of press time, why the ex-aide was being detained.
However, Tukur had been on the radar of the EFCC for several months over the alleged $15bn arms scam.
He was said to have been given money to help negotiate a peace deal with Boko Haram during the Jonathan administration.