EFCC detains former Kogi governor, Idris wada over Diezani loot

Written by on November 7, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced eight hundred and sixty million naira to the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi. While five hundred million naira was traced to Wada, four hundred and fifty million naira was traced to Danladi.


The money was said to be part of the twenty-three billion naira allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Wada was detained by the commission yesterday but has been released. Danladi, in his statement on oath, told interrogators that he chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State.

Danladi was arrested and detained in Abuja last week and later released on bail to reliable sureties, but asked to report to the EFCC Gombe zonal office for further investigation. Last week, the commission detained a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, for his role in the disbursement of the Diezani loot.

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