Friday, 18 March 2016

Ex-minister sneaks out over N3.1b fraud as EFCC closes in

(iStock)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.

A 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.

It was confirmed that the N3.145billion was drawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following directives from the Presidential Villa.

It 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 beneficiaries.
Six chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) have been named in the investigations.

The 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) Library.
- News24

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