EFCC arrests ex-Kaduna gov over Diezani’s N23bn slush fund

Former Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations that he collected N700million from a slush fund former Nigeria’s oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, deposited at Fidelity Bank.

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EFCC sources said Yero was implicated when two suspects earlier arrested by the anti-corruption agency revealed that he collected N700million from the loot.

The former governor spent the night at the zonal offices of the EFCC where he allegedly confessed to receiving the money.

However, he claimed the money had already been shared with members of the People’s Democratic Party in 23 local government areas of the for “election logistics”.



  1. Welcome to the efcc, corruption can never condoned in this country again, at least for the time our able president is still in office. Change is here!

  2. At the end of this whole charade, efcc will end up paying sums in damages to some of those they are hounding today. APC campaign funds also came from somewhere, when will the probe begin? Selective probe is not the way to go if the government wants their anti-corruption fight to be taken seriously. Why haven’t they invited Amaechi for questioning despite all the petitions against him and even for his indictment by the panel in Rivers state?

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