ABUJA. There has been reports that, the Department of State Services (DSS) has written to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to prosecute Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for allegedly receiving at least $55million bribes in relation to the recently conducted acrimonious nationwide primaries of the party.
Asides the presidency, the DSS also forwarded its findings to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“ A total $55 million is what Comrade Adams Oshiomole is alleged to have received. Some party chieftains claim it is $80 million,” a source aware of the contents of the report had told reporters.
Mr and Mrs Oshiomole at a recent event
According to report, $17 million is what Oshiomhole allegedly received as bribe from Zamfara state: $10 million for him, $7 million shared between Farouk Adamu, former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; Niyi Adebayo, former Governor of Ekiti State; and other party chieftains.
“Adamu was the collection coordinator,” said the source. “Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, gave $3 million; Rochas Okorocha, Governor of the state, offered $500,000 but it was rejected; Dapo Abiodun, the APC candidate in Ogun State, paid $5 million. The DSS also said some of the money was paid into Oshiomhole’s niece’s account.”
At a glance, below, is a table showing those names confirmed by to have been listed by the DSS report as paying or attempting to pay bribes, in millions or hundreds of thousands, to Oshiomhole and his cronies.
Breakdown Table of Bribes collected
|Hope Uzodinma||APC Governorship Candidate, Imo State||$3 million|
|Rochas Okorocha||Governor of Imo State||$500,000 (Rejected)|
|Dapo Abiodun||APC Governorship Candidate, Imo State||$5 million|
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