The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report on the refund of N100 million by a former military governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Jafaru Isa.
The acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, told reporters in Lagos that Mr. Isa refunded N100million of N170 million he allegedly received from the embattled ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
He also denied witch-hunting leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, saying the commission’s continued detention of the party’s spokesman, Olisa Metuh, was due to his failure to refund the slush funds.
“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,” Mr. Magu said during a meeting with online media publishers in Lagos.
“Also Jafaru Isa, what Dasuki gave him was N170 million. He also agreed…of course he has collected that money, he was with us for 4-5 days and then he made a deposit of N100 million and entered an undertaking to bring the rest. That does not mean we will not prosecute him.”
“But this other Metuh, instead of going for a refund, he has admitted he collected money…. so instead of… he still has the money because the money is too much. Instead of returning the money, he preferred to go on strike,” he said.
Mr. Isa, a member of President Buhari’s 19-man transition committee, was arrested last Wednesday by EFCC operatives for allegedly receiving N170 million from the embattled National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Mr. Metuh, the spokesperson of the PDP, has been in EFCC custody since January 5.