By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Former minister of aviation and director of media for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign organization, Femi Fani-kayode has been accused of involvement in a N3.145b fraud Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In addition to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, others named are Chief Olu Falae, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Nenadi Usman, Former finance minister, Achike Udenwa, Former Imo Governor, Viola Onwuliri, former minister of state for foreign affairs and Okey Ezenwa.
According to Premium Times, an EFCC source said the money was moved from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to the Ministry of External Affairs Library’s account and then disbursed to a corporate account.
The EFCC source said “It was from the Joint Dimension’s account with Zenith Bank that the money was shared to various individuals and organizations for purposes that are not stated.”
The source also added that Fani Kayode received the largest share -N840m.
Chief Olu Falae received N100m allegedly through a business interest of his- Marreco Limited.
The EFCC source also said “But as things stand, the fact that most of the payments were made in the weeks preceding the last presidential elections leaves very little to the imagination.”
You will recall that the EFCC commenced investigation into allegations that Femi Fani-Kayode accepted N1.7b cash from former President, Goodluck Jonathan.