The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized two houses belonging to Senator Nenadi Usman.
Usman who was the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation was said to have defrauded the federal government about N2.5bn which was paid into her company account, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, and N140m cash was allegedly paid into her Zenith Bank Account with number 1000158311, domiciled on 7, Kachia Road, Kaduna.
The two houses seized were located in Abuja. The EFCC had arrested Usman last week after it was established that she defrauded the federal government such huge amount.
It was gathered that the money was horriedly paid to her account aroung January 2015, during the build up to the presidential election.
Although she has returned N23m to the federal government, the EFCC had to swiftly seal off the buildings after getting confirmation that it belonged to her.
According to Punch, a source at the anti-graft agency said, “She has been cooperating with us as she has returned N23m and we have also seized two houses belonging to her in Abuja.”
The source revealed that Usman complained of health challenges and she might be released on an administrative bail soon.
“Since she has been cooperating with us and has also returned some money, she will be granted an administrative bail. She seems to have some health challenges. Also, releasing her will give her the ability to return more funds,” the source added.
It was gathered that in March of 2015, Usman had on the instruction of a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, transferred different sums of money to several individuals and interest groups during the build up to the last elections.
Usman allegedly transferred monies to several persons through the bank account of a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited.
Through the said account, the Director of Publicity of the Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, received N840m.
Punch reports that the money was deposited into Fani-Kayode’s Zenith bank account, Maitama Branch with number 1004735721 on February 19, 2015.