Former Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has said that the former foreign affairs minister, Aminu Bashir Wali begged him to share the N950m in his residence.
Shekarau, who spoke through his media aid, Malam Ghali Sadiq, said he did not see the money in question when it was brought to his residence. “Wali approached me on the day he collected the money and said because of security he wanted to share the N950m in my residence and I obliged.
“He brought the money to my house around 2am. I was at my room upstairs when they came in and I remained there up till the time they finished the sharing. Wali and some other party members shared the money according to the directives given to them. So I did not even see the money with my eyes,” he recalled. The former governor also confirmed the receipt of EFCC’s invitation, saying as a witness, he will go to the commission and narrate all he knew about the money.
Asked whether the former education minister had collected his share out of the N950m, Sadiq said “Malam Shekarau did not tell me anything about that, all he said is that he will honor the EFCC’s invitation.”
However, he said the former minister was in Lagos for anothet engagement but he assured that he will go to EFCC.
Meanwhile, a source at the EFCC Kano Zonal Office has told Daily Trust that Wali has returned N45m to the commission.