President Buhari's ex-lawyer arrested by EFCC
- Buhari's ex-lawyer is reported to be among those who got from the alleged N23.29 billion election scandal
- The monies were said to have been paid on the orders of the Fidelity Bank MD
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Mike Ahamba (SAN), who was President Muhammadu Buhari's former counsel.
Sahara Reporters reports that the chairman of Cross River state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ntufam John Okon was nabbed as alongside Senator Chris Anyanwu, in connection with alleged N23.29 billion poll bribery scandal.
Reports say the trio got N1.2 billion on the directive of Nnamdi Okonkwo, the embattled former managing director of Fidelity Bank.
It was further gathered that Anyanwu and Ahamba got N700 million each but Okon was picked up for getting N500 million and might be charged to court.
Sahara Reporters stated also that the anti-graft agency also discovered that some of the suspects implicated in the bribery scandal have left Nigeria to live abroad.
To get more details, the EFCC has reportedly invited more people and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who benefited from the bribery scam, for questioning.
An impeccable source revealed also that Anyanwu and Ahamba were interrogated at the agency’s zonal office in Enugu on Wednesday, but were released on administrative bail which will allow them to go to the agency's office on a scheduled date.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has called on the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to facilitate the faster recovery of Nigeria’s stolen wealth stashed abroad.
Buhari made the call on Thursday, May 5, while receiving Yury Fedotov, the executive secretary of UNODC, at the presidential villa in Abuja.
According to a statement made by Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari said that the process of recovering the stolen assets had “become tedious’’ to the consternation of many Nigerians.