Two former state governors have been accused of receiving a total sum of 950 million Naira from embattled former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The former governors are the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi.

While 500 million Naira was traced to Wada, 450 million Naira was traced to Danladi.

The money was said to be part of the 23 billion Naira allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

It was learnt that Wada arrived the EFCC office around 12:00 p.m. and was still in custody around 9:00 p.m.

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The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Wada was detained by the commission.

The Gombe zonal office also quizzed Danladi in respect of the 450 million Naira collected by him through Senators Joel Dallami Ikenya and Mark Useni during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

Danladi, in his statement on oath, told interrogators that he chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State.

Last week, the commission detained a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, for his role in the disbursement of the Diezani sleaze.


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