Published on Jun 16, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff has promised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the refund N40 million, representing the share he received for 2015 Presidential campaign loot.
The amount is part of the N24.29 billion poll loot, allegedly facilitated by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Modu Sheriff who was given administrative bail by the operatives of the anti-graft agency at its Maiduguri, Borno
State capital office, had earlier arrived the office, escorted by a detachment of riot policemen. He was grilled by the EFCC investigators from 10am when he arrived till about 5.30pm.
An EFCC source said: “based on previous interactions with some leaders of the PDP in Borno State, we isolated issues for him and asked him to respond to the allegation that he benefitted from the N450million allocated to the state by Diezani as campaign funds.
“One of the issues was the N40million traced to him through Hon. Kumalia for security.
“Sheriff admitted receiving the cash and made a firm commitment to return it as soon as possible.
“Based on Sheriff’s pledge, he was granted an administrative bail.”
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of
EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the grilling of Sheriff.
The statement said: “A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Shariff, was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Maiduguri zonal office on Wednesday for his involvement in sharing the sum of N40m.
“Investigation is ongoing as Shariff is answering questions in the EFCC office at the time of writing this report.”
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