Thursday, 6 April 2017

EFCC Nabs Former Governor Of Niger State

The former governor of Niger state Babangida Aliyu has been detained by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer queries on allegations of corruption. The anti-graft agency  has invited the former Governor over allegation of abuse of office and money laundering while in office as the governor of the state.

Aliyu has been alleged to have diverted 2 billion naira Ecological Funds for his political purposes, he was also mentioned in the allegation of selling the state's stake in North South Power which is the holding company for Kainji Dam worth 3.6 billion naira.

Out of the 3.6 billion naira 1.090 billion was paid to the government house which was used for 2015 election by Aliyu's Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko but he lost. Three companies were also said to have benefited from the 3.6 billion.

Babangida Aliyu's share of the money was paid to different Bureau de Change where they were converted into dollars and was given to ex chief of staff who finally delivered to his boss, Babangida Aliyu.

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