N23 billion Bribe: Sullivan Chime Opens Up To EFCC


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The former governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime, was interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, June 8 in connection to N23 billion disbursed by the former minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Madueke.

The former governor was grilled following allegations that he received N450m from the former minister.

Chime, who appeared at the zonal office of the EFCC, explained his role in the disbursement of the cash which was meant to be used to campaign for the re-election of Goodluck Jonathan.

According to an EFCC source, Chime said: “According to Chime, the money was brought by two of his former commissioners, Joe Nmamnel and Mrs Rita Mba, in company with the Chairman of the PDP, Enugu State, Ikeji Asogwa, and Prof. Osita Ogbu.

“He further stated that he gave the money to his orderly for safe keep and that only Rita Mba should have access to it to facilitate her work as secretary of the campaign secretariat. He denied personally disbursing the fund.”

The former governor was allowed to go but is expected to return to the office of the EFCC on Monday, June 13.

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