Thursday, May 12, 2016

Two Ex-Ministers Admit Collecting N1.1 Billion In N23​ b​illio​n​ Election Bribery Scandal

A former Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Sada, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of his involvement in the alleged N23.29 billion election bribery scandal. 

Mr. Sada is one of the former ministers in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who are being investigated by the anti-graft agency. 

During investigation, Mr. Sada disclosed that he was authorised by a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, to collect N700 million on behalf of Katsina State and remit it to the state’s former Commissioner of Finance . The commissioner was asked to keep the money for the governor, a statement by the EFCC said. 

In a related development, a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Asabe Asmau Ahmed, from Niger State, revealed how she personally signed and collected N450 million. Mrs. Ahmed also stated that she kept N105 million for herself and transferred the balance to top Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, party officials in Niger State. 

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