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Diezani's bribe: Former PDP chairman refunds N6m to EFCC

17 August 2016, 20:01

Abuja - Former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bagoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Andrew Adamu,on Tuesday, refunded N5 million of the N12 million he was said to have received in the build-up to the 2015 presidential poll, Vanguard reports.

The payment of the N5 million was in addition to the N1 million he previously made available to the anti-graft agency in order to avert prosecution, thereby bringing his told refund so far to N6 million.

The former chairman is said to have made the refund via bank draft to the EFCC North East Zonal Office in Gombe State.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Adamu admitted to the zonal office of the commission during an interrogation that he signed and collected the said amount in the presence of Marcus Bulus Makama, a current member of Bauchi State House of Assembly and former caretaker chairman of the local government, Hasanna Arkila, who signed as witnesses for the collection of the amount.

Adamu told EFCC operatives that the former Commissioner for Rural Development, Bukata Bayero Bukar, was the chairman of the stakeholders while Moses Hankali, who was the secretary, stakeholders committee of the PDP, shared the money for the re-election of the former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The anti-graft agency earlier in the month questioned the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Organisation, Nenadi Usman, for her alleged role in the N23bn ($115m) allegedly shared by the then Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election according to News24.

Usman was quizzed at the Gombe zonal office of the EFCC on August 1, 2016, over the billions of naira that was shared in all the states across the North-East through her for the re-election of former President Jonathan.

- News 24


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