EFCC quizzes ex-deputy speaker, 2 others over N500m poll funds

OPERATIVES of the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed the former deputy speaker, Bauchi State House of As­sembly, Sace Dumba over the sharing of N500 million for the 2015 presidential election.
Others who faced the EFCC investigators were the chairman of Dass Local Government Area, Moham­med Rabo and the former chairman of Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in the lo­cal government.
The trio reportedly told investigators that the mon­ey was shared among the 20 council areas of the state for the re-election of the former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
The money was from the N450 million released to the state by former Petro­leum Minister, Mrs. De­ziani Alison-Madueke from the N 23.3 billion she raised to facilitate the re-election of Jonathan.
The bribe was reportedly lavished on PDP stakehold­ers in all the local govern ment areas of the state by the Commissioner for Fi­nance, Garba Dahiru, dur­ing the administration of Isa Yuguda.
It was learnt that the trio admitted during interroga­tion that they signed and collected the said amount from Garba to deliver to PDP stakeholders in all the local government areas of the state.
EFCC was informed that the money was shared based on the population of each of the local govern­ment.
Meanwhile, the Presi­dent of the Association of Forensic and Investigation Auditors, Victoria Enape has called on EFCC to sus­tain its assistance in train­ing of its members on the practical aspect of forensic auditing with a view to ef­fectively tackle corruption in Nigeria.

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