N400m Campaign Fund: EFCC Arrests Ebonyi Gov’s Brother, 2 Others

In line with the determination of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to recover the slush funds used for the 2015 presidential election, the Commission has arrested one Austin Umahi, brother to the current governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi along with two others: Chinyere  Egwuche and Mabel Dikibo over a N400, 000, 000 slush fund linked to 2015 Presidential  Campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.An EFCC source said the suspects, all staff of Brass Engineering and Construction Nigeria Limited and Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort, were arrested on Monday, August 29, following refusal to collect and honour invitation by the EFCC, for questioning in an ongoing investigation involving both companies.The EFCC source explained that while Austin Umahi doubles as the chairman of both companies, Chinyere Egwuche and Marbel Dikibo are also signatories to the companies’ accounts. (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({});He noted that “investigations by the Commission revealed that the sum of N400, 000, 000 was released by the Director of Finance, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman,  to PDP Ebonyi State, for the 2015 presidential election, but the said