The Economic and Financial Commission yesterday quizzed Ambassador Hassan Adamu, Wakilin Adamawa at its zonal office in Gombe on the role he played in the collection and distribution of four hundred and fifty million naira campaign fund for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to a top EFCC source a team of investigators handling the campaign slush fund interrogated the elder statesman. He is said to have arrived the office of the Commission at about 9.30 am, and was grilled for several hours before he was allowed to return home.
The source said Adamu was abroad when his name appeared as co-signatory to the collection of the share of Adamawa state from Fidelity bank.
He reportedly admitted his involvement at that level but that the money was taken to the government house in a bullion van by the officials of the bank.
The Ambassador added that the chief of staff to the acting Governor, Mr. James Ngilari, Alhaji Hamman and the accountant to the government house, Mrs. Aisha Waziri counted the money and confirmed the figure.
He said the duo became custodians of the fund based on the directive of their boss, the governor, he further said he left at that point and did not know how the money was shared neither did he personally benefit from it.
The source said Ambassador Adamu had made good his promise to appear at the Commission whenever he was in the country to explain his role.
The source added that the former Governor James Ngilari, who also was at the Commission office, denied authorizing his former aides to take custody of the fund.
Daily Trust gathered that as of the time of writing this report, a detention order had been signed and most likely, he would spend the night in EFCC custody.
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