$115 milion Scam: EFCC Arrests Gombe State Accountant

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The Accountant General of the Gombe state Government house, Mohammed Balbaya has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the $115 million Diezani Alison-Madueke scam.

Mohammed Balbaya was arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly receiving the sum of N338 million from Fidelity Bank.

Balbaya according to sources is currently being held in custody at the Gombe zonal office of the anti-graft agency.

A sources within the EFCC also confirmed that the arrested Gombe State Accountant General has been of cooperative effort to the agency as he has revealed that he contacted the permanent secretary of the government house, Sani Jauro who is also the principal private
secretary to Mr. Dankwambo who in turn shared the money to its various beneficiaries.

Balbaya denied collecting part of the money and also refused to state the names of the beneficiaries and the amount given to each of them.

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