Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Ex-PDP Chairman in Bauchi, Ex SSG, others return looted funds
Former PDP Chairman in Gombe State, Nuhu Poloma, former Secretary to the Bauchi State government, Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, and the zonal coordinator of the PDP in Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa states, Bunu Mulima, have reportedly returned N2m, N10m and N5m respectively to the EFCC. The monies are from the reported Diezani Alison-Madueke's 2015 election largess.
An operative of the antigraft agency who spoke to Daily Trust, said the politicians deposited the money in bank drafts made out in the name of the Commission for the aforementioned sums yesterday May 23rd.
While the former SSG paid N10 million through a bank draft of FCMB; the state's PDP chairman paid N2 million through a Zenith Bank draft while Mulima issued a Union Bank draft. The former SSG is reported to have admitted in a written statement that N20m passed through him to some other beneficiaries but accepted liability for the refund of the whole sum. He reportedly promised to bring another bank draft for the balance of N10m today.
The former PDP chairman said he got N450m from the electio campaign fund which he was meant to be disbursed.He admitted that N2m was his personal benefit from the fund while Mulima, according to him, reaped N30m from the campaign fund. They have pledged to refund the balance, the EFCC source stated.