EFCC Quizzes Former Bauchi Deputy Speaker, Two Others over N500m Campaign Funds

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Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed the former Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon. Sace Dumba, the former Caretaker Chairman of Dass Local Government Area, Mohammed Suleiman Rabo and former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Dass local government.

A source at the EFCC said yesterday the trio were invited for questioning for sharing about N500 million to 20 local government areas in the state for the re-election of the former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 general election.

According to the source, the money was reportedly lavished on the PDP stakeholders in all the local governments of the state by the Commissioner for Finance, Garba Dahiru, during the administration of Isa Yuguda, the former governor of the state.

The trio were also said to have admitted to the operatives of the EFCC during interrogation that they signed and collected the said amount from Garba so as to deliver PDP in all the local government areas of the state.
“They also told the EFCC that the sharing formula was based on the population of each of the local governments in which Bauchi Local Government Area collected N48, 020,000, Toro got N32,490,000 while Ningi Local Government Area collected N28, 250,000,” the source said.