Recovered 47 SUVs Were for Jonathan Campaign Organisation

The 47 Sports Utility Vehicles and 100 motorcycles seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power were bought for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in the 2015 general election.
The sum of N1.5bn with which the vehicles were acquired was alleged to have been sourced from the diverted N27bn insurance premium of deceased workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
All the vehicles were said to have been paid for by the former Permanent Secretary, Dr. Godknows Igali, to aid the campaign efforts of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the build-up to the presidential election.
The EFCC was said to have intercepted the vehicles and motorcycles after an alarm was raised by an artisan.
An EFCC source said Friday that there was “overwhelming evidence” against the former Permanent Secretary.
A source the 47 vehicles were seized from some secret locations where Igali had kept them.
More than 100 motorcycles parked at a facility in Mabushi Area of Abuja were also confiscated by the EFCC.
The confiscated items include SUVs, Toyota Coaster buses, Toyota Hilux trucks and 16-seater buses.
The source said: “Igali had allegedly secured the hefty heist in well-guarded premises in an upscale neighbourhood of Abuja.
“But luck ran out on him when an artisan called to fix a faulty utility vehicle became curious over the avalanche of the state of the art vehicles parked in the premises and tipped off the EFCC.
“The commission immediately commenced discreet investigation.
“In the course of investigation, the anti-graft agency discovered that all the vehicles were supplied by Dilly Motors at the instance of Igali.”

Author: News Editor

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