THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday, quizzed former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, for allegedly receiving N350 million from the Director of Finance, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman. The money was said to have emanated from an account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“About N4 billion was deposited into Usman’s account, who then allegedly disbursed the money to several politicians for the 2015 presidential elections. Udenwa was quizzed but was released around 9 :00pm yesterday. He cooperated fully with us,” a source in the anti-graft agency said.
Meanwhile, in continuation of the trial of former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim on alleged money laundering, awitness, Mr. Abu Sule, told a Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday that he collected the sum of $2.29 million cash in a Ghana-Must-Go bag from him to buy a property in highbrow Asokoro, Abuja. Sule, who is EFCC’s seond prosecution witness in Ohakim’s trial disclosed this when he was cross-examined by the former governor’s lead counsel, Awa Kalu (SAN).
He said he collected the $2.29m from Ohakim in $100 bills at night sometimes in November 2008 and handed it over to the then owner of the property, Alhaji Isah Maidabino, the next day.