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Another ex-minister slips out of the country as EFCC closes in

21 March 2016, 12:00

Abuja - Another former minister from the South-East states, has sneaked out of the country over the N3.1 billion withdrawn from the account of the National Security Adviser in the Central Bank of Nigeria for political campaign.

The former minister, who is believed to have collected as much as N350 million of the cash, left for a European nation just before the information on the six key Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftains, who drew the cash was made open by the anti-graft agency last week.

Also read: Ex-minister sneaks out over N3.1b fraud as EFCC closes in

A source close to the former however said that the former minister left the country two weeks ago for the foreign country without prejudice to the cash or investigation by the EFCC.

Last Sunday, another former female minister who reportedly provided the account into which the cash was paid and actually disbursed the money, left Nigeria and is yet to return.

The cash, meant for the funding of the campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan  was drawn on the orders of the Presidential Villa and paid into a coded account tagged Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Library.

- News 24


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