Former Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada has been invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on his alleged role in the disbursement of $115m (N23bn) by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the countdown to the 2015 presidential election.
A senior EFCC operative told Punch correspondent on condition of anonymity that Wada was invited to explain why he collected the sum and how it was expended.
He said, “We have invited Wada to explain his role in the Diezani fund. He is expected to be at the EFCC next week for questioning.”
Diezani allegedly disbursed $115m (N23bn as of 2015) through the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party were said to have received N450m while in some states that had no PDP governors, ministers were given the money to disburse.
The EFCC has so far, grilled over 15 former governors and ministers over the slush fund.