According to Saharareporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former minister of foreign affairs and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tom Ikimi, over his alleged role in the $2.1bn arms fund mismanagement. Ikimi was said to have been quizzed by the EFCC operatives for over two days and only allowed to go home each day after interrogation because of his health. Continue reading
Adeyanju Deji, the Peoples Democratic Party’s director of new media, has narrated how he visited Olisa Metuh, the PDP’s spokesperson, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week. Deji further quoted Metuh saying:
“They have tried to blackmail & spoil my name. Just imagine all they have said about me. Telling lies against me. First they said I was collecting N5million Naira monthly from office of NSA, imagine if u were my staff how u will feel hearing that. Imagine how all the news people & my staff working with me felt when they heard I was collecting N5milion Naira from Dasuki”. Continue reading
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh is being witch-hunted. The anti-graft agency revealed Metuh’s continued detention is due to his unwillingness to admit and return the ‘over N400 million’ he allegedly received from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Speaking during a meeting with online media publishers in Lagos, the acting EFCC chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu explained:
”From the records, Metuh got over N400 million, he has not said anything because we need the public money to be returned so that it’s going to be used for public good”
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and National Leader of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has said the N100m he collected from a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, was fully remitted to his party. Continue reading
The office of the National Security Adviser has invited 241 companies and organisations in relation with receipt of payments from the agency during the tenure of Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel. Mr. Dasuki is currently being prosecuted for allegedly distributing over $2.1billion meant for arms procurement to relatives, friends, political associates and campaign officials of the Peoples Democratic Party. Continue reading
According to The Cable, former Chairman of Daar communications, Raymond Dokpesi says the the current $2.1 billion arms deal fund does not exist and is a grand plan by the current administration to discredit PDP. Dokpesi who was arrested and later released on bail in connection with the arms deal scandal, said this while speaking at his investiture as the patron of the PDP Youth Vanguard and honour as ‘the freedom fighter of PDP.
“So much political water has passed under the bridge since the general election of April 2015, so much have been said about our members, many of whom have been publicly vilified even without being heard. Even as I speak to you now the relentless pursuit of our members across the country is being intensified and I can say to some measure of certainty that a lot more light in store for the PDP and its members”.