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Bauchi ex-SSG, others refund N17 million


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Former Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, and two others have refunded an aggregate sum of N17 million they allegedly received from the $115 million campaign fund distributed by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

A reliable source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) told The Guardian last night that the refunds were made with bank drafts.

The other two personalities who made refunds are former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Nuhu Poloma and the Zonal Coordinator of the party in Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa states, Bunu Mulima. While Dandija returned N10 million, Poloma and Mulima refunded N2 million and N5 million respectively.

“Dandija admitted in a written statement that N20 million passed through his hands to some other beneficiaries but accepted liability for the refund of the whole sum. He promised to bring another bank draft for the balance of N10 million today.”

“Poloma had a whooping sum of N450 million pass through him for disbursement. He admitted N2 million only was his personal benefit from the fund. Mulima got N30 million from the campaign fund. They have pledged to refund the balance,” the source said.

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