The anti-graft agency has beamed its searchlight on ex-governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime over the ongoing investigation of the $115 million campaign funds shared by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke .
News Punch gathered from sources at the EFCC, that Chime, who reported at the Enugu zonal office of the antigraft agency, was asked to explain his alleged role in the disbursement of N450 million said to have been sent to the state.
One of the sources, sources, who spoke in confidence, said the former governor, in his statement, denied being “personally” involved in the disbursement of the said cash.
“Chime reported at the Enugu zonal office of the Commission in response to invitation to explain his role in the (alleged) disbursement of Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira allegedly received for Enugu State’s PDP campaign organisation’s prosecution of the 2015 General election.
“The former governor, in his statement, denied any personal involvement with the disbursement of the said amount as was claimed by Mrs. Rita Chinelo Mba , secretary to the campaign office and his former Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Government affairs,” the source said.
He said the former governor further explained that the said cash was allegedly brought by two of his former commissioners. Chime was released on administrative bail, and will return on Monday, June 13, for further interrogation,
The EFCC also quizzed former Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Abdu Bulama, as well as an ex-minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakil, in continuation of its ongoing investigation into the $115 million alleged campaign funds.