From James Ojo, Abuja
OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed the former deputy speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Sace Dumba over the sharing of N500 million for the 2015 presidential election.
Others who faced the EFCC investigators were the chairman of Dass Local Government Area, Mohammed Rabo and the former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government.
The trio reportedly told investigators that the money was shared among the 20 council areas of the state for the re-election of the former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
The money was from the N450 million released to the state by former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke from the N 23.3 billion she raised to facilitate the re-election of Jonathan.
The bribe was reportedly lavished on PDP stakeholders in all the local govern ment areas of the state by the Commissioner for Finance, Garba Dahiru, during the administration of Isa Yuguda.
It was learnt that the trio admitted during interrogation that they signed and collected the said amount from Garba to deliver to PDP stakeholders in all the local government areas of the state.
EFCC was informed that the money was shared based on the population of each of the local government.
Meanwhile, the President of the Association of Forensic and Investigation Auditors, Victoria Enape has called on EFCC to sustain its assistance in training of its members on the practical aspect of forensic auditing with a view to effectively tackle corruption in Nigeria.