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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PDP Leader Anenih Reveals How He Shared Arms Deal Cash

*Northern Leader Yakassai Who's Talking Tough Got N63m
Former PDP Board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih has opened up on how he disbursed the N260m paid into his bank account from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the money came from the cash that was meant to buy arms for our soldiers to fight and defeat Boko Haram.

In his confession to EFCC, Anenih said
among others, he gave N63million to one group coordinated by controversial Northern Leader, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, for the 2015 presidential election of Goodluck Jonathan.

As it stands, both Anenih and Yakassai may be invited for interrogation over the “curious” payment.

Anenih was said to have told EFCC that he didn’t benefit from the money, but that he only shared it.

Also on Tuesday, EFCC detectives grilled PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh for nine hours over alleged N1.4billion traced to a company in which he has a stake. The cash is believed to be part of the $2.1 billion arms funds.

At about 9.30am, Metuh was taken into the interrogation room where he was confronted with some allegations, including evidence of transactions, for his reaction.

A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Metuh has been busy in the last nine hours writing a statement on some issues we have isolated for him.

“We have asked him to respond to the payment of N400million into Destra Investment Limited, a company he has high stake in.

“Metuh is also expected to explain some suspicious lodgments into the account of the company by some individuals and a company with link to one of the firms which was involved in arms procurement.”

Responding to a question, the source added: “We are yet to freeze the account of Destra Investment Limited but we will do so.

“Already, the EFCC is collaborating with all relevant banks in this regard. We will invoke the relevant section of the EFCC Act on the account soon.”

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