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EFCC arrests Ebonyi Governor’s brother over N400m campaign fund

30 August 2016, 19:00

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Austin Umahi, the brother to the  governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, reports Sahara Reporters

Austin was arrested on Monday along with two others: Chinyere Egwuche and Mabel Dikibo over a N400 million slush fund linked to 2015 Presidential  Campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

The suspects, all staff of Brass Engineering & Construction Nigeria Limited and Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort, were arrested, following their refusal to honour the invitation by the EFCC, for questioning over the fund .

Also read: EFCC arrests Cross River Governor's brother for fraud

Austin doubles as the Chairman of both companies while Egwuche and Dikibo are also signatories to the companies’ accounts.

The sum were allegedly released by the Director of Finance, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman,  to PDP Ebonyi State, for the 2015 presidential election 

The commission alleged that the fund was moved from Fidelity Bank where it was initially deposited to an Access Bank account belonging to another brother of the governor, Maxwell Umahi 

Maxwell it was learnt further moved N100 000,000 and N300 000,000 respectively into the accounts of Brass Engineering & Construction Nigeria Limited and Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort respectively, Premium Times.

Though investigation is still ongoing, the above mentioned companies  has been traced to the Ebonyi State Governor.

- News 24


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