EFCC Quizzes Former Kogi Governor Idris Wada Over N500m
Former Kogi State governor, Idris Wada, was on Monday interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the sum of N500 million allegedly received from former petroleum resources minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Wada is accused of receiving the alleged sum out of a total sum of about N23 billion Mrs Alison-Madueke allegedly distributed to members and affiliates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in support of the party’s failed presidential re-election bid in 2015.
EFCC sources disclosed that Wada arrived the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, around noon and was immediately ushered into a room with the agency’s interrogators, who asked him to explain what he collected the N500 million for and who benefitted from the cash, which was said to have been dispensed by a commercial bank.
The former Kogi governor was quizzed into the night and one top source in EFCC said that it was unlikely that the former governor would be released Monday night.
“From the look of things the former governor would spend the night with our men because they really want to get answers from him on how he spent the huge cash taken from public till,
“In particular, the operatives are keen on knowing who the beneficiaries of the public funds are or whether he used the cash all by himself,” the EFCC agent said.
It remains to be seen if Mr Wada will be charged to court in the coming days but according to the Vanguard, many sources claimed that the former governor who was the face of the PDP in Kogi state at the time of the last election, indeed received the said cash and disbursed same as it pleased him, and based on his calculations of the political atmosphere in the state at the time.
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