EFCC arrests former minister of state for Finance during GEJ’s administration
A former Minister of state under former President
Jonathan’s administration, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda,
has been arrested and is being interrogated by operatives of
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
over allegations of receiving money running into Billions of
Naira which he cannot account for while he was in office.
The large sums of money were allegedly transferred to him
between December 2014 and May 2015. A source at EFCC
said the former Minister who was picked up by 4pm today,
is being interrogated for allegedly receiving some huge
amount of money from the office of the former National
Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, who is being
investigated over a two billion dollars arms deal.
Bashir’s account include N1.2 billion Naira paid to him by
the office of the NSA through a company and for unclear
reasons. He is also allegedl to have received N775 million
from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation
for unclear reasons. He is alos alleged to have received
another N1.275 billion from a conglomerate, Stallion Group,
during the last presidential election campaign.