How Ex-Minister, Wali Begged Me To Allow Him Share Diezani’s N950m In My House – Shekarau

Ibrahim ShekarauA former Governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that the ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali, begged him to share the N950 million received from ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in his residence.
Shekarau, who spoke through his media aid, Malam Ghali Sadiq, said he did not see the money in question when it was brought to his residence.
Wali, who was recently quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, with respect to the money, which is believed to have come from questionable sources and was allegedly meant to bribe election officials to manipulate the 2015 presidential election, reportedly indicted Shekarau, the immediate past Minister of Education, in his statement to the anti-graft agency.
Giving his version of events on how the money was shared, Shekarau said: “Wali approached me on the day he collected the money and said because of security he wanted to share the N950m in my residence and I obliged”.
“He brought the money to my house around 2am. I was at my room upstairs when they came in and I remained there up till the time they finished the sharing. Wali and some other party members shared the money according to the directives given to them. So I did not even see the money with my eyes”, he recalled.
The ex-Kano governor also acknowledged receiving EFCC’s invitation, saying as a witness, he will go to the commission and narrate all he knew about the money.
Asked whether the ex-minister had collected his share out of the N950m, the media aide said “Malam Shekarau did not tell me anything about that, all he said is that he will honor the EFCC’s invitation”.
Sadiq, however, said the former minister was in Lagos for another engagement but gave assurance that he will honour the EFCC’s invitation.


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