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Shekarau 'N950m was shared in my residence,' ex-governor admits

The former governor said he did not sight the money in question when it was brought to his residence.

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Former Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has revealed how a former foreign affairs minister, Aminu Bashir Wali, begged him to share N950 million in his residence.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had summoned Shekarau for questioning over his alleged involvement in the N23 billion campaign fund scandal which was allegedly spearheaded by former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The EFCC accused Shekarau of being a beneficiary of the money which was allegedly shared by Alison-Madueke in order to secure the re-election of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking through his media aid, Malam Ghali Sadiq, the former governor said he did not sight the money in question when it was brought to his residence.

"Wali approached me on the day he collected the money and said because of security he wanted to share the N950m in my residence and I obliged.

"He brought the money to my house around 2am. I was at my room upstairs when they came in and I remained there up till the time they finished the sharing.

"Wali and some other party members shared the money according to the directives given to them. So I did not even see the money with my eyes," Shekarau was quoted to have said.

He also confirmed that he received the EFCC invitation letter, promising that he would honour the invitation as soon as possible and narrate all he knows about the money.

However, according to Daily Trust, Wali has returned N45 million to the EFCC.

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