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Fani-Kayode ‘I never knowingly spent government money,’ Ex-minister says

Fani-Kayode made the disclosure while speaking to Punch following his interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode arrives at EFCC headquarters in Abuja on May 9, 2016.

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that he thought the money allocated to him for the handling of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign was received from private individuals.

Fani-Kayode made the disclosure while speaking to Punch following his interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“I served as the director of publicity of the Jonathan campaign organisation and I was told to set up an account for the directorate, which I did. I never received money from the CBN but like all the other directors, we received money from the director of finance,” he said.

“I was assured that the funds were not public funds but were sourced from private individuals. I never knowingly spent government money all through. The money was spent specifically on the campaigns. The accounts were audited and we were commended by the President,” he added.

The EFCC is investigating the source of funds used for Jonathan’s campaign due to allegations that former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke bribed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prior to the 2015 elections.

Meanwhile, an EFCC source also said that Fani-Kayode will be expected to return the money he collected.

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