PDP Ex-Director of New Media reveals how Suspended NIA DG attempted to bribe Magu with $1m

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OrijoReporter.com, Deji Adeyanju

The former Director, New Media, Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, has revealed that suspended Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, made an attempt to bribe the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, with $1m(around N385m).

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Adeyanju made this known in an interview he granted Punch where he also alleged that some of the campaign funds for 2015 presidential election were routed through the embattled Oke to share but he diverted part of it.

He hinted that it was possible that the $43m found in a flat in Ikoyi, was part of the campaign funds.

“We didn’t have any dealing with him(Oke) until after the election when Femi Fani-Kayode called me that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was investigating him(Fani-kayode). So he called me to his house; he was supposed to meet a former chief of staff to the president, Brig.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.), and when I and Fani-Kayode got to his house (Arogbofa’s residence), we met the DG,NIA there and he gave FFK information about how the EFCC was probing him, Nenadi Usman and others.

“That was the first time I saw him after the election. We met at the same house again where the DG offered FFK $1m, that he should secretly return the money to the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu and that Magu would not proceed with his investigation. He said Magu would forget about the case and FFK may not be charged to court. FFK, I and the former COS were all there. FFK didn’t collect the money,” adding “the incident occurred few weeks before FFK was arrested,” Adeyanju told the paper.

 

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