EFCC Probes Ex-Akwa Ibom Governor Over N450millin Diezani Poll Fund
Also yesterday, It was learnt that the EFCC was probing a former governor of Akwa Ibom State in connection with N450million which was allocated to the state out of the N23.29billion allegedly provided by former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The cash is believed to have been for INEC officials as bribe to change the results of the 2015 presidential election.
The arrow head of the distribution is the former minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who allegedly used funds from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fund the 2015 election.
The $20billion said to be missing from the NNPC which was revealed by former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido has been traced to the election.
In the last few weeks, the EFCC has arrested and detained several persons including bank officials for engaging in helping to launder the fund.
The anti-graft agency had also questioned a former Military Administrator of the state and others in connection with the bribe.
But during one of the interrogation sessions, one of the suspects said the ex-governor allegedly “deducted N150million out of the bribe sum for personal use”.
“We are likely to invite the ex-governor for interaction,” the EFCC source added.