Thursday, 29 June 2017

2015 poll: Diezani Alison-Madueke 'bribed' INEC officials with

2015 poll: Diezani Alison-Madueke 'bribed' INEC officials with N264m cash to rig election – Witness

Witness, How N264m was paid to Nwosu and Adedoyin in cash. 

- Former petroleum minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has allegedly bribed two INEC staff - The INEC employess received N264m in cash to change the result of the 2015 general election - 


A prosecution witness at the Federal High Court said the INEC staff were paid cash based on instructions from the former minister Two staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Christian Nwosu and Yisa Adegoyin, received N264m from former petroleum minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly to change the result of the 2015 general election, The Nation reports. Chat212 FM gathered that Timothy Olaobaju, a prosecution witness, at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, June 28, said that said the money was paid to Nwosu and Adedoyin in cash. 

Olaobaju was testifying while being led in evidence by prosecution counsel Rotimi Oyedepo in the trial of Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir before Justice Idris. 

The duo were accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of receiving gratification from the former minister. Adedoyin has however pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted following a plea bargain. 

Olaobaju, who was the head of operations in Ilorin, in his bank said he paid Nwosu and Adedoyin cash based on Mrs Alison-Madueke’s instructions. The witness said: “I was the Head of Operations for Ilorin Branch. 

I had cause to meet Nwosu and Adedoyin. Sometime in 2015, there was a meeting between our Managing Director and the former Petroleum Minister during which she explained that some companies and individuals would come to the bank to pay some money into some accounts.