Jonathan Told Anenih To Give Me N100Million – Falae Provides Email Evidence To EFCC

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August 29, 2016 – Jonathan Told Anenih To Give Me N100Million – Falae Provides Email Evidence To EFCC

Ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an email correspondence between him and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.

Falae tendered the email as an evidence in the probe linking him to N100m election funds

It was learnt that Anenih, in the email, mentioned that he was acting on the instruction of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

A source at the EFCC told our correspondent that in the email dated March 2015, Anenih, who played a supervisory role in the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, informed Falae that N100m had been approved by Jonathan and would be handed over to him (Falae).

A source at the EFCC said, “In the email, Anenih told Chief Falae, who is the Chairman of the SDP that N100m had been approved by President Jonathan as part of the agreement between the PDP and the SDP ahead of the presidential election.

“He further urged Falae to provide an account which the money would be paid into.”

The N100m, which was given to Falae by Anenih, was said to have emanated from the imprest account of the Office of the National Security Adviser in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

It was eventually paid into the account of Marreco Limited, where Falae is chairman. The fund was credited into the company’s United Bank for Africa Plc account, 1000627022, on March 25, 2015.

When contacted on the telephone, a spokesman for Falae, Mr. Alfa Mohammed, confirmed that 78-year-old Falae had submitted all correspondence between Falae and the PDP.

He said, “We had a letter of agreement between the PDP and the SDP regarding cooperation between the two parties for the election. There was an email from Anenih stating that Mr. President (Jonathan) told him to transfer the money to that effect.

“We have submitted everything to the EFCC, but the EFCC has not deemed it fit to invite Anenih which shows that it is people within the All Progressives Congress that are just trying to rubbish the image of Chief Falae, who has served meritoriously as a permanent secretary, a SGF and a finance minister.”

Mohammed said the PDP still owed the SDP about N70m and it was unrealistic of the EFCC to ask Falae to return the N100m.

He said Falae could not have known that the money emanated from the ONSA and thus could not be held liable.

The commission had finalised plans to charge the ex-SGF with conspiracy to indirectly retain the sum of N100m which he ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an “unlawful act to wit: stealing.”

The EFCC had alleged in March that about N3.145bn was mysteriously transferred from the account of the ONSA to the account of Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, a company allegedly owned by the Director of Finance of the Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

Usman was said to have transferred N840m to the account of the Director of Publicity of the organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in Maitama branch of the Zenith Bank with number, 1004735721, on February 19, 2015, while she allegedly gave Falae N100m on the instruction of Anenih.

A former Governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, and a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri, according to some documents, got N350m in two tranches. The first tranche of N150m was paid into their joint account with Zenith bank on January 13, 2015. The second tranche of N200m was credited into their account with Diamond bank.

Usman and Fani-Kayode had been arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos and their accounts frozen while Udenwa and Falae are expected to be arraigned soon.

Attempts to reach the Media Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, were not successful as repeated calls to his mobile phones did not connect.

Similarly, a text message sent to his phones had yet to be delivered as of press time.

All attempts to speak with Anenih’s spokesman, Mr. Ojeifo Sufuyan, also proved abortive as his line did not connect, while a text message sent to his telephone had yet to be responded to as of 7pm on Sunday.

However, in a letter he had personally written to the EFCC in January, Anenih admitted that he received N260m for Jonathan’s election campaign out of which he gave Falae N100m.

He, however, maintained that the ex-President still owed him N180m.

Anenih had said, “I was not in a position to ask the former President how he was going to source the fund. I was not a direct beneficiary of the sum of N260m that was a part refund of the money I spent on the president’s instructions.

“A sum of N63 million was disbursed to a northern group, led by elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, for mobilisation and post-election peace advocacy in that part of the country.

“N100m was given to the National Chairman of the SDP, Chief Olu Falae, to enable the party to mobilise support and votes for the PDP presidential candidate since the SDP did not have a candidate for the election.”

[Source:Punch NG]

14 thoughts on “Jonathan Told Anenih To Give Me N100Million – Falae Provides Email Evidence To EFCC

  1. All these stories of billions and zillions everyday while citizens are dying of hunger, charge whoever that is found guilty to court or forever keep shut.it’s only in this country that investigations are done on pages of newspapers.things are getting worse by day and we keep hearing billions everyday without anything to show for it.

  2. ALL OF YOU WILL VOMIT THEM THIS COUNTRY FULL OF THIEF SEE HOW THEY ARE CALLING MILLION OF NAIRA AS IF IS THOUSAND GOD BLESS NIGERIA

  3. If this is true, it means Jonathan has really finished Nigeria. But I’m still wondering him and buhari whom will be seen as the worst ever.

  4. It is indeed annoying and provoking to hear all of this illegal disbursing of public fund into the accounts of some crooked and mindless beneficiaries in the name of election planning. Nigeria would have attain the height of greatness and development not just in africa but the whole world at large but due to endemic corruption resulting from the misuse of public fund by the corrupt PDP party members holding key government offices not only in the past administration but right from when democracy was introduced into the country,which now see many reeling in abject poverty without any access to basic amenities along with high cost of living with no recovery of the nation’s economy in sight.

    The EFCC should ensure there should be unimpeded and transparent investigation into the alleged N100 million given to chief Olu Falae, Alhaji tanko yakasi the elder statesman of the northern group who was also given N63 million and the rest involved in the scandal. They should make sure no stone is left unturned in there investigation. This are part of public fund that should have serve the nation interest but ended up in the hands of few.

    The EFCC will be highly regarded and respected in the country if the looters are always prosecuted after the evidences against them has been substantiated in the court. They should not be given the chances of bribing there way out of what they have already been convicted with. These cancerous corruption has to stop in the country by force!

  5. Truely, during GEJ‘s regime, there was free flow of Rivers of corrupt transactions in the country. Some of that rivers actually pulled down many things.

    Surprise now that inspite of all that, worker‘s were never owed their salaries, a bag of rice was still N8K unlike now- N18K, official price for Fuel was N87 against the current price N145 etc…
    Hummmmm…
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER,

    Still strolling…

  6. @ red, you are highly welcome and esteemed. It‘s really been a long long time.

    Most of the commentators you used to know on NG before are no more heard from. Do you still remember some of them? You know, people like: Bezo, Iron Bar, Precious, Spammer etc.
    Your return now is bringing back old memories. A lot has changed on NG in your absence. YOU are really missed. Please this time, dont go away. With you around now…
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER.
    Once again, Welcome.

    I take a stroll…

  7. Baba Olu Falae, you are living disgrace to millions of Nigerians currently living in politician-made poverty. You should be ashamed of yourself for collecting N100 millions for election bribery from bastard Jonathan and his ever corrupt officials. Look at what you old fools have turned our beloved nation to since the independent of 1960? You old criminals, old bastards, old fools, and looters have turned Nigerian to ridicules of the world. Nobody or nation respect us as people around the globe, you guys inherited a functionING nation from the British but turned our nation upside down because of your corruption, looting, embezzlement, mismanagement, misappropriation, unpatriotic behavior, and massive corruption. The result of you bastards actions and inaction are ethnic violence, terrorism, jobless, election fraud, unstable electricity, bad roads, collapsing economy, decaying infrastructures, shattered education and the worse health care system in the world. All of you aside our founding fathers-great chief Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe-First Nigerian President, Sir Ahmadu Bello the late Sadauna of Sokoto, and Sir Tafawa Balewa-first P.M are reproach, disgrace, and the destroyers of Nigerian destiny. At age 80, you are still taking bribes. So shameful!

  8. You can make your point without insulting someone’s father simply based on Falae’s revelation,let the authorities do their job and learn to make your points constructively.

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