N23​ b​illio​n​ Election Bribery Scandal: ​Two ex-Ministers admit collecting N1.1 billion

Former Minister of State for Agriculture, Asabe Asmau Ahmed

A former Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Sada, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of ​his involvement in the alleged N23.29 billion​election bribery scandal.

Mr. Sada is one of the former ministers in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who are being investigated by the anti-graft agency.

During investigation, Mr. ​Sada disclosed that he was authorised by ​a ​former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, to collect​N700​million on behalf of Katsina State and remit it to the​state’s​former​Commissioner of Finance​.

The commissioner was asked to keep the money for the governor, a statement by the EFCC said.

Former Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Sada
Former Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Sada

In a related development, a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Asabe Asmau Ahmed, from Niger State, revealed how she personally signed and collected N450​million.

Mrs.​Ahmed also stated that she kept N105​million​for herself​and transferred the balance to top Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, party officials in Niger State.

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