Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani Kayode’s account haa been frozen by the EFCC as the anti-corruption agency beefs up investigation into the alleged N4b campaign bazaar cash received from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 elections.
The funds were allegedly withdrawn from Central Bank of Nigeria and shared to 10 other directors, directorates, zonal directors and state directors of the Presidential Campaign Organization of Jonathan.
Fani-Kayode had claimed that he knew nothing about the withdrawal of the cash from the CBN or funding of the campaign by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
But he admitted that campaign funds were paid into the account of a company linked with a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Usman, from where it was shared to him and others.
He dared the EFCC to “do their worse” in a statement he released on Friday entitled “The Money Transfers and the Truth about the Presidential Campaign Funds.”
All the beneficiaries may be arrested next week for questioning by the EFCC.
Details of the largesse sharing are as follows:
Fani-Kayode (N840million); Goodluck Support Group (N320million); Achike Udenwa and Viola Onwuliri (N350million); Nenadi Usman (N140million); and Okey Ezenwa (N100million).
Fani-Kayode is insisting that he is accountable only to Jonathan and not the EFCC any other agency.