By Bankole Wright
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday traced N860m to former governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada and former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi.
The agency traced N500m to Wada while N450m was traced to Danladi.
According to the EFCC, the money is part of N23bn disbursed by former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke in the buildup to the 2015 election.
It was learnt that Wada arrived the EFCC office around 12pm and was still in custody around 9pm.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Wada was detained by the commission.
He said, “Yes, he was invited by the EFCC over N500m Diezani money. He is still in our custody.”
The Gombe zonal office also quizzed Danladi over the N450m collected by him through Senators Joel Dallami Ikenya and Mark Useni.
Danladi, in his statement said he chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State.
The EFCC stated, “He further stated that, he and the other members of the committee shared N36m among themselves while the balance of N414m was distributed to other stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the state and one Development Area Council.”