The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigators have discovered that about N4billion was sent through the account of the former Finance Minister, Mrs. Nenadi Usman ,which she operated for campaign funds purposes.
It was gathered that the account which is titled “Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited” had a substantial part of the funds disbursed to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains ahead of last year’s general elections.
Mrs Usman, who has been detained since last Thursday, is being interrogated by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Lagos and those individuals and organisations who sent the money into her account are also being screened.
It was also gathered EFCC has detained our former president’s cousin, Mr. Azibaola Roberts for obtaining over $40m from the Office of the National Security Adviser. to purchase tactical equipment for special forces but the cash was actually used to pacify Niger Delta militants. Also another former minister is being investigated for allegedly collecting $400,000 (over N120million) from the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) to alter the results of the presidential election from Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe and Kano. The cash is believed to have been allocated to bribe election officials but was diverted into personal commitments.
All attempts by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan to retrieve the money from the former minister before the May 29, 2015 handover date failed. It was learnt that she demanded for the $400,000 (over N120million) from the Presidency to bribe electoral officers in the Northeast and Northwest to alter the presidential poll’s results in favor of ex-President Goodluck Jonath