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N4b Campaign Money: EFCC Freezes Fani-Kayode’s Account

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, will have to live without one of his accounts for now.

The account has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as it steps up investigation into the claimed N4billion campaign money collected from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan towards the 2015 elections.

The funds were purportedly withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and shared to 10 various supervisors, directorates, zonal supervisors and state supervisors of the Presidential Campaign Organization of Jonathan.

Fani-Kayode declared yesterday that he knew nothing about the withdrawal of the cash from the CBN or funding of the campaign by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

But he  admitted that campaign funds were paid into the account of a company linked with a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Usman, from where it was shared to him and others.

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He dared the EFCC to “do their worse” in a statement in Abuja entitled “The Money Transfers and the Truth about the Presidential Campaign Funds.”

The beneficiaries may be arrested for questioning by the anti-graft agency.

Details of the largesse sharing are as follows: Fani-Kayode (N840million); Goodluck Support Group (N320million); Achike Udenwa and Viola Onwuliri (N350million); Nenadi Usman (N140million); and Okey Ezenwa (N100million).

Fani said, “If I had anything to hide or if I was doing anything wrong, I would have insisted on collecting cash for my operations which would have been far easier to conceal.

“The fact that the EFCC gained access to my bank account and leaked details of it to the media, including my inflows, is not only a gross violation of my privacy, but it is also unlawful.”


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