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‘Investigation Still Ongoing On N4.6bn Diverted For Jonathan’s Election’

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An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Shuaibu Shehu on Friday informed the Federal High Court in Lagos that the sum of N4.6 billion allegedly diverted to finance the presidential marketing campaign of former president, Goodluck Jonathan remains to be beneath investigation.

Shehu made this disclosure on the ongoing trial of a former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman and two others, who’re all standing trial over a 17-count cost of conspiracy and cash laundering earlier than Justice Daniel Osiagor.

The EFCC operative, who’s a witness within the case, additionally knowledgeable the decide that the Permanent Secretary, State House, Engineer Nebolisa Emodi and one Engineer Dandisu Abubakar conspired collectively and fraudulently transferred funds belonging to the federal authorities for the usage of presidential marketing campaign of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Shehu stated, “The issue of fraudulent transactions of N4.6 billion is still under investigation. I am not a lawyer but an investigator.”

Other defendants within the trial, which began in 2016, are Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) and an organization, Jointtrust Dimensions Nigeria Ltd.

The defendants, who had been accused by the EFCC of laundering the sum of N4.6 billion between January and March 2015 all pleaded not responsible to the cost.

Justice Osiagor adjourned the matter until January twenty fifth and twenty sixth, 2023 for the continuation of the trial.

 

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