EFCC Invades Shekarau’s Mansion As Ex-Governor Spends Second Day In Costody
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have invaded the Mundubawa Avenue, Kano residence of a former governor of of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau.
Sources at the residence said on Saturday morning, the operatives began searching the residence of the former governor, who is detained by the anti-graft agency since Thursday.
Mr. Shekarau had denied benefiting from the N950million campaign funds and knowledge of how the money was shared, admitting that the funds were only shared in his house.
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau
After his arrest on Thursday, the EFCC granted him bail on the condition of presenting two directors in the federal civil service as sureties.
Reliable sources said Mr. Shekarau met the bail conditions on Friday, but the EFCC remanded him for his insistence that he did not benefit from the funds.
A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, was released on Thursday after admitting that he collected N25 “contingency allowance” from the campaign funds.
Sources told Daily Nigerian that Mr. Shekarau received his share of N25 “contingency allowance” through his emissary, identified as Yahaya.
Daily Nigerian reliably gathered that when a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, collected the money from Fidelity Bank, located on Murtala Mohammed Way, Kano, he raised concerns about the safety of the funds in his custody to party leaders.
At that point, sources said, Mr. Shekarau to volunteered to take the money to his house, saying he had enough safes to contain the money.
Mr. Wali and other party leaders allegedly obliged the request.
“Ambassador Wali never even accompanied the money to Shekarau’s Mundubawa Avenue residence and he never participated in sharing the money,” said a source who is a member of the campaign committee.
“Shekarau single-handedly shared all the money to all the beneficiaries. He gave State Assembly, House of Representatives and Senatorial candidates their shares.”
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