Abuja - A former minister has sneaked out of the country as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closes in on the suspected architects of an alleged N3.145b fraud.
The former minister was said to have left the country on Sunday, her destination unknown.
source said the EFCC has been on the case for some time and one or two
of the suspects at a point came to make statements. But one of the
former ministers who was also connected with the matter has jetted out.
was confirmed that the N3.145billion was drawn from the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) following directives from the Presidential Villa.
was learnt that after the withdrawal of the cash from CBN, an account
was provided by the Director of Finance of the PDP Presidential
Campaign, former Minister Nenadi Usman, for disbursement to
Six chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) have been named in the investigations.
cash, meant for the funding of the campaign of former President
Goodluck Jonathan was drawn on the orders of the Presidential Villa and
paid into a coded account tagged Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)