Two houses located in Abuja belonging to Senator Nenadi Usman who was the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation have been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized two houses belonging to
This comes after the EFCC had arrested her last week after it was found out that N2.5bn was paid into her company account, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, and N140m cash was allegedly paid into her Zenith Bank Account with number, 1000158311, domiciled on 7, Kachia Road, Kaduna and that the money which was traced from Central Bank of Nigeria was paid in January 2015, during the build up to the presidential election.
So far, Usman who has been co operating with the EFCC have returned N23m to the Federal Government and also promised to return more money. It was learnt that the suspect revealed that she had two houses in Abuja and the EFCC swiftly sealed off the buildings.
A source at the anti-graft agency said, she has been co operating, and have also complained of health challenges so might be realeased on bail soon
“She has been cooperating with us as she has returned N23m and we have also seized two houses belonging to her in Abuja.”
“Since she has been cooperating with us and has also returned some money, she will be granted an administrative bail. She seems to have some health challenges. Also, releasing her will give her the ability to return more funds,” the source added.
The PUNCH had reported in March that Usman had on the instruction of a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, transferred different sums of money to several individuals and interest groups during the build up to the last elections.
Usman allegedly transferred monies to several persons through the bank account of a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited.
Through the said account, the Director of Publicity of the Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, received N840m. According to the documents sighted by our correspondent, the money was deposited into Fani-Kayode’s Zenith bank account, Maitama Branch with number 1004735721 on February 19, 2015.
EFCC sources said a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, received N100m through a company, Marreco Limited, where he is chairman. The fund was credited into the company’s United Bank for Africa Plc account number 1000627022.
About N320m was also paid into the bank account of the Goodluck Support Group, an association of over 100 pro-Jonathan groups headed by Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Alkali.