N23bn Poll Bribery Cash: Ex-PDP LG Chair Refunds N6m To EFCC

PDP-logoA former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bagoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Andrew Adamu, yesterday, refunded the sum of N5 million of the N12 million he was said to have received in the run up to the 2015 presidential election.

The payment of the N5 million was in addition to the N1 million he previously made available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in order to avoid prosecution, thereby bringing his told refund so far to N6 million.

The former chairman is said to have made the refund via bank draft to the North East Zonal Office of the EFCC in Gombe State.

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The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said Adamu admitted to the zonal office of the commission during an interrogation that he signed and collected the said amount in the presence of Marcus Bulus Makama, a current member of  Bauchi State House of Assembly and former caretaker chairman of the local government, Mrs. Hasanna Arkila, who signed as witnesses for the collection of the amount.

Adamu told EFCC operatives that the former Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Bukata Bayero Bukar, was the chairman of the stakeholders while Mr. Moses Hankali, who was the secretary, stakeholders committee of the PDP, shared the money for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The money came from the $115million (N23,299,705,000 billion) former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly raised through some companies with interest in oil and gas, to bribe election officials to rig the 2015 presidential poll nationwide.