Nigeria: EFCC to arraign ex Kano governor, Shekarau, others over N950m Deizani bribe
A former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau
Kano, May 24, 2018 (Altafrika)-The Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded arrangement to arraign a former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau alongside three others before a Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday May 24, 2018.
Shekarau, according to EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren is being charged alongside, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali and one Mansur Ahmed for allegedly conniving to collect a cash sum of N950,000,000 part of the $115,000,000 distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the 2015 general election.
The defendants were further alleged to have distributed the money without going through a financial institution in clear violation of provisions of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act.
One of the charges preferred against them reads that “You Ibrahim Shekarau, Aminu Bashir Wali on or about the 27th March, 2015 within the Kano Judicial division of the Federal High Court , retain, took posession and control of the cash sum of N950,000,000 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Only) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of an unlawful act of Deizani Allison Madueke to wit: gratification , commits an offence contrary to section of 15 (1) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act”.
The defendants are currently being detained at the Commission’s Kano Zonal Office awaiting their arraignment Thursday.