Tony Anenih PDP chieftain accused of N260M fraud has heart problems

The PDP Board of Trustees Chairman is said to have undergone open-heart surgery in the United Kingdom in December 2015.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih has a heart condition, reports say.

The former PDP Board of Trustees Chairman is said to have undergone open-heart surgery in the United Kingdom in December 2015, according to The Cable.

Anenih is said to have complained of an “irregular heartbeat” while in the UK and was speedily rushed to a hospital.

“The ambulance arrived within five minutes and he was taken out on a stretcher, with paramedics giving him oxygen support,” a family member told The Cable.

“It was at the hospital that it was discovered that he had some heart issues which he had not experienced before,” the source added.

Anenih has been accused of receiving N260 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, who is being tried for laundering $2 billion in public funds.

The PDP chieftain however said that he didn’t personally benefit from the funds and only shared the money as instructed.

Dasuki is at the center of the massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of the funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria's military.

He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the EFCC the day after.

READ: Buhari orders Dasuki's arrest

The former NSA is reported to have implicated several prominent persons in the deal including former governors, ex-ministers and members of the PDP.

READ: Dasuki has started confessing

Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant while the former NSA said that ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made.

READ: Bafarawa reportedly received N4.6 billion from Dasuki for spiritual purposes

Jonathan has however denied authorizing the release of the stated funds despite the former NSA’s claim that he got the necessary presidential approval for the transactions.

Dasuki was released on bail from Kuje Prison in December 2015 but was soon re-arrested by the DSS.

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