The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, asked the Ex-Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, to return the N840 million he allegedly received for the prosecution of the Presidential election last year.
Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesman of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, arrived the EFCC Abuja office on Monday at about 9.45am and was grilled for several hours.
It was learnt that the EFCC asked him to produce the cash or nothing else, even after he had explained that the money was given to him to do specific assignments given him by the former President.
Fani-Kayode was accused of receiving the said amount from the Director of Finance of the campaign organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, during the build-up to the 2015 election.
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The money was said to have emanated from the account of the National Security Adviser, which is domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode, who emphasized that the PDP leadership said that the money given to him was sourced from private individual, said: “I served as the director of publicity of the Jonathan campaign organisation and I was told to set up an account for the directorate, which I did. I never received money from the CBN, but like all the other directors, we received money from the director of finance.
“I was assured that the funds were not public funds but were sourced from private individuals. I never knowingly spent government money all through. The money was spent specifically on the campaigns. The accounts were audited and we were commended by the President.”