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Ex Kogi state governor was arrested as a complicit in the Diezani corruption case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday
traced N860m to the immediate past governor of Kogi State,
Idris Wada; and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani
While N500m was traced to Wada, N450m was traced to
The money was said to be part of the N23bn allegedly
disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources,
Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance

of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator
Nenadi Usman.
It was learnt that Wada arrived the EFCC office around 12pm
and was still in custody around 9pm.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed
that Wada was detained by the commission.
He said, “Yes, he was invited by the EFCC over N500m Diezani
money. He is still in our custody.”
The Gombe zonal office also quizzed Danladi in respect of the
N450m collected by him through Senators Joel Dallami Ikenya
and Mark Useni during the build-up to the 2015 presidential
Danladi, in his statement on oath, told interrogators that he
chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money
for Taraba State.
The EFCC stated, “He further stated that, he and the other
members of the committee shared N36m among themselves
while the balance of N414m was distributed to other
stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the
state and one Development Area Council.”
Danladi was arrested and detained in Abuja last week and
later released on bail to reliable sureties, but asked to report
to the EFCC Gombe zonal office for further investigation.
Last week, the commission detained a former governor of
Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, for his role in the disbursement
of the Diezani sleaze.
It was learnt that at least 20 former ministers and governors
who are members of the PDP may be detained by the
In the states which were ruled by the PDP, the governors were
said to have taken possession of the funds while in states that
had no PDP governors, the ministers handled the money.
They were alleged to have received a minimum of N450m
Some of the former governors and ministers that may be
picked up soon include a former Minister of Power,
Mohammed Wakil (Borno); and a former Minister of Science
and Technology, Alhaji Abdu Bulama (Yobe).
Others are former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State
(now a member of the All Progressives Congress), the
immediate past governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakin Garin;
former governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State, former
governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno State, former governor
James Ngilari of Adamawa State; and a former governor of
Zamfara State, Mamuda Shinkafi.
Sheriff allegedly received N40m from the N450m said to have
been received by a former Minister of Power, Mohammed
Also, a former deputy governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky
Imasuen, and a former Secretary to the State Government of
Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, may be re-invited for
allegedly collecting N700m from the Diezani fund.
The source said many of the PDP chieftains had promised to
return some of the funds but had

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