The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that about N3.145bn was transferred from the Central Bank of Nigeria to the private accounts of some members of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation.
According to the anti-graft body, the Director of Publicity of the organization Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, received N840 million deposited into his Zenith bank account, Maitama Branch with number 1004735721 on February 19, 2015.
“The first tranche of payment involving N350 million hit the account on February 19, 2015. Another N250m was also paid into the account on February19, 2015 while N240 million was similarly credited to the account a month later; precisely, March 19, 2015.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, received N100 million through a company, Marreco Limited, where he is chairman. The fund was credited into the company’s United Bank for Africa Plc account number 1000627022 on March 25, 2014.
According to the documents released by the EFCC, N320 million was also paid into the bank account of the Goodluck Support Group, an association which played a major role in Jonathan’s campaign.
A former Governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, and a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri, got N350m in two tranches. The first tranche of N150m was paid into their joint account with Zenith bank on January 13, 2015. The second tranche of N200m was credited into their account with Diamond bank.