A former Secretary to the Bauchi State government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, ex-chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Gombe State, Nuhu Poloma and the zonal coordinator of the PDP in Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa states, Bunu Mulima, have returned N10m, N2m and N5m respectively to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Daily Trust gathered yesterday.
A top EFCC source said they deposited the money in bank drafts made out in the name of the Commission for the aforementioned sums yesterday.
Dandija paid the said sum through a bank draft of FCMB; Poloma’s bank draft came from Zenith Bank while Mulima issued a Union Bank draft, the source said.
Dandija was said to have admitted in a written statement that N20m passed through him to some other beneficiaries but accepted liability for the refund of the whole sum.
He reportedly promised to bring another bank draft for the balance of N10m today. However, Poloma had N450m passed through him for disbursement.
He admitted that N2m was his personal benefit from the fund while Mulima, according to him, reaped N30m from the campaign fund.
They have pledged to refund the balance, the EFCC source stated.
The source said the commission had been pursuing beneficiaries of the multi-billion naira campaign fund made available by a former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke, to facilitate the re-election of former president Goodluck Jonathan.