Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered that about N4billion was channeled through the account which former Finance Minister Mrs. Nenadi Usman operated for campaign funds purposes.
The account is titled “Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited”. A substantial part of the funds was disbursed to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains ahead of last year’s general elections.
Usman, who has been detained since last Thursday, is being interrogated by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Lagos.
She was arrested on Thursday for allegedly receiving N2.5bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria and paying same into the accounts of six chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Goodluck Support Group (GSG).
The former Finance Minister had been on the radar of the EFCC for several weeks but she travelled out of the country on March 13, 2016 thereby stalling investigations.
Usman who was a former lawmaker was said to have allegedly collected $400 000 (over N120 million) from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) to alter the results of the presidential election from Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe and Kano.
It was learnt that the ex-minister diverted the cash into personal commitments instead of using it to bribe officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to falsify the results.
- News 24