EFCC: Shekarau Denies Collecting N25m for Campaign in 2015

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By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The former Governor of Kano State and Education Minister, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has denied receiving the sum of N25 million from the alleged N950 million campaign fund shared at his residence in Kano before the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.

Shekarau, who spoke to the press after his release from the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kano, said he was ready to defend himself before any judicial body or court of law.

He explained that somebody mentioned his name among top members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were given N25m each to campaign for the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

He said he challenged the person that indicted him before the EFCC operatives to prove the allegation that he collected the money.

He said: “I told the EFCC that even if it is one naira that I was accused of collecting, I will not pay until it is proved. “