Two Former Ministers Arrested In Maiduguri Over $115bn Diezani Cash

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Former minister of power Mohammed Wakil

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Maiduguri, Borno State, grilled two former ministers- Mohammed Wakil, a former Minister of Power and Alhaji Abdu Bulama, a former Minister of Science and Technology. Both were PDP campaign coordinators for Borno and Yobe state respectively during the last Presidential Election.

A source at the anti-graft agency quoted Bulama as saying that he collected N450m from a former finance minister, Nenadi Usman, for use in funding the PDP presidential election in the state.
“Former Minister of Finance Nenadi Usman called and informed me to go and collect money in Fidelity Bank. A  five-man committee was set up to coordinates the campaign activities in Yobe State, and we received N450m.

“The money was disbursed based on a template we received from Abuja and we shared it among the three senatorial zones in the state.”
Muhammed Kadai, who was Bulama’s deputy, provided details of the sharing formula. According to him, “the money was shared according to zones; for zone A, Abba –Gana Tata collected the sum of over N85,100,000.00, while Dr. Mamu collected N73,510.000.00 on behalf of Mohammed Hassan Dambu and zone C received N70,470.000.00, through Alhaji Hassan Ibn Jaks for Dr. Yarima Ngama.”

The  Borno Coordinator, Wakil confirmed he received N450m.

“I received a call from Nenadi Usman, former Minister of Finance, that N450m was sent to Fidelity Bank and a template for how the disbursement of the funds will be conducted.”

Wakil further stated that he collected the money and shared it as follows: “Nicholas Msheliya, Peter Biye, Hon. Kudla satumaria, Hon. Ibrahim Birma, all from southern Borno received the sum of N112, 340.000.00. Equally Hon. Kangar, through Dr. A.A Kulima, received N88, 620.000.00 while Engr Mohammad Baba Kachalla, Hon. Kaamuna Khadi, Hon. Zarma Mustapha and Hon. Abdulrahman Tarab received the sum of 140,860.000.00.

Similarly, the sum of N40m was allegedly given to Hon. Komalia for onward transmission to Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff for Security.

The two ministers are currently in the custody of EFCC as the investigation continues.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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