Shehu Koko, the Aide-de-camp (ADC) to immediate past governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, on Tuesday, explained to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry how he disbursed N680.2 million to security agents in the state during the 2015 general elections.
Mr. Koko told the Commission in Katsina that the funds were disbursed in cash.
The ADC said it was his former boss, Mr. Shema, who asked him to summon a security meeting on March 26, 2015.
“The money was disbursed as logistics and allowances to various security personnel during the Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections in 2015.
“I invited the then Deputy Commissioner of Police who stands for the CP, the then Commanding Officer of the 35 battalion, Nigerian Army, the Director, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Deputy Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC)”, he said.
He explained that the money was provided by the then Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sani Makana, on March 27, 2015.
According to him, the SSS was given N158 million, Nigerian Army; N68.2 million, Customs; N8 million, Immigration; N10 million, and Prisons Service: N8 million.
Others were Federal Road Safety Corps, N8 million; NSCDC, N24 million; the present Commissioner of Police who was in the state for election duties got N10 million, former Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), N4 million and DCP operations; N3.5 million.
The ADC said each of the three police area commanders received N4 million, while N95 million was disbursed to the 34 Divisional Police Officers, where each DPO got N2.5 million, among others.
He added that the present ADC to Gov. Bello Masari collected for himself and on behalf of the Non-Commissioned Officers serving in the state.
Mr. Koko submitted documents on the disbursement which were registered and marked as evidences.
The Chairman of the Commission, Justice Muhammad Surajo, adjourned sitting until October 26 for adoption of addresses by the counsel.
The current state Governor, Bello Masari, had constituted a commission of inquiry to investigate how funds were allegedly diverted during the tenure of Ibrahim Shema and advise government on what steps to take.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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