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EFCC recovers N1b from ex-ministers, INEC chiefs

10 June 2016, 11:02

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has so far recovered over N1billion cash illegally deployed in the 2015 general elections, reports The Nation.

The money recovered came from some former ministers, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and coordinators of some election observer groups.

The latest of such refunds came in on Tuesday from two former ministers, three INEC officials and a coordinator of election observers who paid back N62 750 000 to the EFCC.

The money is part of the N23.29billion allegedly pumped into the failed bid to get former President Goodluck Jonathan re-elected by bribing INEC officials.

The money were allegedly released by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Also read: #Dasukigate: EFCC seizes more properties of military officers

Some of the refunds so far made include N359millon by some INEC staff in Oyo and Ogun states; a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Sen. Joel Ikenya Danlami (N2m);  ex-Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly Mark Bako Useni (N1m);  ex-Minister of Power Wakil Muhammad (N6,680,000); ex-Minister of Science and Technology Abdu Bulama (N5m); Muhammed Kadai(N1m); the Coordinator of observers in Maiduguri, Jummai Lawan Ibrahim(N19m); and a former INEC official, Bunu Mulina (N6m).

Others are INEC officials, including Mohammad Umar ( N17m); Kabir Bello (N5m); and Musa Buba Amshi (N4m); Senator Kumo Saidu Umar and ex-PDP Chairman in Gombe State, Paloma Nuhu N4million( N2 million each) which they claimed to be their personal benefits from the fund.

The commission according to News24 had earlier recovered N900 million from Waripamowei Dudafa, former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

- News 24


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