How Stallion Motors Allegedly Paid N1.275bn To Dasuki To Assist PDP In 2015 Election
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has unraveled details into how Stallion Motors Limited and its Managing Director, Hapreet Singh, allegedly offered a gratification of N1.275 billion to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 polls.
According to investigation by the anti-graft agency, the bribe sum was routed through a Bureau De Change (BDC), Jabbama Ada Global Ventures Limited, while a former National Security Adviser, Mr. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and ex-Minister of Finance Mr. Bashir Yuguda allegedly collected the money for the party.
Salisu Garus, who is the owner of the BDC, claimed he received the funds on behalf of Yuguda, at whose instruction the money was changed into dollars and handed over to his son, Safinu Bashir Yuguda.
Meanwhile, the MD of Stallion, Hapreet Singh, allegedly claimed that the PDP, through Yuguda and Dasuki, demanded for donation to assist the party prosecute its campaign in the 2015 general election.
It was also suspected that the payment was an inducement to facilitate payment by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) for a contract for the supply of some 700 trucks and 50 buses.
In the meantime, Acting National Director of Finance, of the PDP, Prince Tunji Adeyemo, in a a January 26, 2018 letter to the EFCC, denied having any relationship with Stallion Nigeria Limited.
“The party had at no time requested and or solicited for any fund as donation towards the 2014/2015 general electioneering campaign or for any other purpose whatsoever from Stallion Nigeria Limited,” Adeyemo said.
The EFCC has however filed a four-count charge against Stallion Motors Limited and its Managing Director, Hapreet Singh, bordering on alleged bribery and gratification.