EFCC files suit against company, MD for N1.275bn alleged ‘gift’ to PDP

EFCC files suit against company, MD for N1.275bn alleged ‘gift’ to PDP

EFCC [ Economic and Financial Crimes Commission] has filled charges against the Stallion Motors Limited and the managing director of the firm, Hapreet Singh, for allegedly giving the sum of N1.275 billion out to PDP [People Democratic Party] during the 2015 general election

Report has it  that the money was collected on the behalf of the party by the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki [RTD], and ex-minster of finance Bashir Yuguda, who will be facing alleged bribery and gratification.

Report has that EFCC also suspect that payment was an inducement to facilitate payment by the ONSA [office of National Security Adviser] for a contract for a contract or the supply of some 700 trucks and 50 buses

PDP have denied receiving such money from Stallion Motors. EFCC have said that the money was routed through a Bureau De Change, Jabbama Ada Globe Ventures Limited

While the owner of the Bureau De Change, Salisu Garus, admitted under oath that he received cash on the behalf of the ex-minster of finance Bashir Yuguda

Salisu Garus owmer of the Bureau DE Change said that based on Bashir Yuguda instruction, he handed over the dollar equivalent of the cash to the son ex-minister Safinu

Based on a true source who asked to be anonymous stated that “We have filed charges against Stallion and its MD Hapreet Singh in the High Court of Federal Capital Territory. “Stallion between December 2014 and February 2015 paid the sum of N1.275billion to Dasuki ostensibly to assist in the 2015 general election campaign of the People’s Democratic Party.

“The MD of Stallion(Singh) allegedly claimed that the PDP, through Yuguda and Dasuki, demanded for donation to assist the party prosecute its campaign in the 2015 general election. “The fund was paid to Jabbama Ada Global Ventures Limited, a Bureau de Change (BDC). SalisuGarus, who is the owner of the BDC, claimed he received the funds on behalf of Bashir Yuguda, a former Minister of State for Finance, at whose instruction the money was changed into dollars and handed over to his son, Safinu Bashir Yuguda. “When the former minister was invited for questioning, he admitted receiving the money from his son but, added that he ‘handed the entire sum to Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

“The former NSA, the source disclosed, claimed that a former minister directed him to contact the owners of Stallion Motors because they had promised to make contributions to the election campaign of the PDP.
He consequently mandated Yuguda to collect the money.”

The source also said “Detectives suspected that the bribe was allegedly paid by the auto marketing firm to induce payment of a contract by the Office of National Security Adviser under Mr. Sambo Dasuki for the supply of 700 Stallion carrier trucks and 50 buses.”

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