Former Finance Minister, Mrs Esther Nenadi Usman, was yesterday detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving N2.5 billion of the N4 billion taken out of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on the orders of the ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, ahead of the 2015 election.
Usman was the Director of Finance of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign.
Also arrested by the EFCC was a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Clement Iloh, for obtaining a questionable N316 million from public account, Vanguard reports.
It was gathered that the former minister will also answer questions on various sums of money which were paid into her account during her tenure as senator.
EFCC investigations revealed that N14.1 million was paid to Clement & Bob Associates, a company in which Dr. Illoh is the sole signatory.
It was further discovered that the sum of N49 million and N13 million were also paid into Clement & Bob Associates account from the now defunct Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE –P.
The newspaper reports that Illoh has been unable to provide satisfactory answer on how he came about the said N316 million, in which he has the sum of N200 million in fixed deposit and over N16 million as balance in Zenith Bank.