I wasn’t quizzed by EFCC over N500m -Dumba

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

For­mer Deputy Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assem­bly, Hon. Saleh Dumba has de­nied be­ing in­ter­ro­gated by the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) over N500 mil­lion al­legedly given to him dur­ing the 2015 gen­eral elec­tions.

Dumba in a state­ment is­sued in Bauchi and signed by his me­dia con­sul­tant, Mr Kemjika Hi­lary Kemjika, de­scribed the al­le­ga­tion as ma­li­cious and scan­dalous.

He said that the re­port which ap­peared in some na­tional dailies on the 21st of July, 2016 and which al­leged that he and the oth­ers in­vited by the EFCC ad­mit­ted col­lect­ing the said amount on be­half of Dass lo­cal govern­ment PDP stake­hold­ers was cru­elly un­true.

He said his po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents were at work to tar­nish his im­age be­cause they feared that his po­lit­i­cal clout would con­sti­tute ob­sta­cles for them to­wards 2019.

“There is no iota of truth in the story which has caused se­ri­ous rep­u­ta­tional dam­age to Hon Dumba, his po­lit­i­cal sup­port­ers across Nige­ria and be­yond have called to in­quire about the truth of the mat­ter,’’ the state­ment said.

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