$2.2BN ARMS DEAL| I Wont Refund Any Money, I Received N53 Million Not N63 Million – Tanko Yakassai

by on January 7, 2016

Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has stated that he collected N53 million from the former Board of Trustee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Antony Anenih, but said he won’t refund a penny as he had used it for the purpose it was intended.

Chief Anenih had informed an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogation team that the sum of N250 million he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki was shared to some senior Nigerian citizens, including Alhaji Yakasai, who got N63 million.

Alhaji Tanko Yakassai stated that the amount Chief Anenih gave him was for advocacy visit to top northern traditional leaders for the purpose of mobilizing citizens towards a hitch free and peaceful 2015 election. He also stated that the amount was N53 million and not N63 million as the former PDP chieftain said in his confessional statement to the EFCC.

Alhaji Tanko Yakassai  said he would not make any refunds because he has not committed any crime, as far as he was concerned. He insisted that the money he got did not go into his personal pocket.

“I think the question of whether I will refund the money does not arise here; it is like jumping the gun. At the first instance, no body gave me money on my personal capacity”.

“I have committed no crime…and like I said earlier, I am ready, at any given time, to respond to invitation by the EFCC, because I am ready to clear my name”

He added that he was handed the money with a specific assignment, which was to mobilize northern Nigerian chiefs and monarchs on the need for supporting peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections. He said his team, which consisted nine notable Nigerian elders had carried out advocacy visits to many monarchs in the north, and had completed their “national assignment” as directed by the then President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Omolara Adegoke- Abuja

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  • January 7, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Haba Baba!!! Million hamsin da uku don ziyara kawai? Chei there is God o, how can nine people be given 53 million Naira for visitation to traditional rulers in the north to mobilize for peaceful elections? This is super duty tour allowance PDP style.
    Thank God they were voted out now we know their worth. Corruptions everywhere, may Allah save us.


  • gboyegaa
    January 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Listen to this idiot, he still thinks Jonathan is in government.
    By the time they go through your bank accounts, the cars you bought or houses you bought or built, the rest money after deducting the ones you gave to the rogue Emirs and local government councilors, we all will know the amount you took yourself and you can spend the rest of your life in jail.
    You can go and tell the judges at the tribunals and courts that you will not refund any money but not us the citizens because it only turns our stomachs.


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