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EFCC may force PDP delegates to refund N10b ‘bribe’

Investigations into financial transactions carried out under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, especially those undertaken by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is about to assume an interesting turn, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed its readiness to summon and recover monies paid to Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention delegates to allegedly facilitate the adoption of Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

The delegates were allegedly paid a total sum of N10 billion to adopt former President Jonathan as the party’s candidate. The money is believed to have been diverted from oil receipts accounts at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to reports, the money was given to the Aide De Camp, ADC, of President Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe and Senior Special Assistant to Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, for disbursement to the delegates.

Col. Adegbe has been a guest of the EFCC, who are interrogating him on the source of the money and how he expended it. However, Dudafa is said to be at large, as he is believed to have fled the country to either Dubai or the Caribbean Islands to evade arrest.

Read also: Dasukigate: How Jonathan’s ADC got into trouble

A source in the EFCC said the anti-corruption agency has spent hours grilling the ADC on how he got the money which was delivered to him in 17 suitcases and how he disbursed them. The N10 billion is believed to have been converted to $47 million dollars and an unspecified amount of Euro.

An EFCC source disclosed, that “the money was diverted from the CBN to bribe or settle PDP delegates to adopt ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for second term.

“We have asked him in the last 12 hours to account for how he came about the cash.

“He is also expected to provide the list of beneficiaries of the largesse. All the beneficiaries will be unveiled by the EFCC and they have to refund public funds”, the source said.

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