Dasuki Gate: Falae Addresses Allegations That EFCC Asked Him To Return N100M

Chief Olu Falae, the national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has denied reports in some quarters (not Naij.com) that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission asked him to return the N100m he collected from a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.

Olu Falae says he hasn’t been asked by the EFCC to return the N100million Given to him by Tony Anenih

The former secretary to the government of the federation speaking in an interview with The Punch, said no one had asked him to return the money, which is alleged to have come from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

He said: “(The) PDP gave me money and I gave the money to the SDP, which has confirmed receipt of the money. No one has asked me to return any money.

“I did not tell anyone that I was asked to return money. The reports showed great bias towards me.”

Falae’s statement comes weeks after he admitted collecting N100 million from Tony Anenih, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP.

He said: “It is true I received the money for the party and then it was distributed to the state branches of the party for onward distribution to other levels of the party.

“The money came through the party’s account and it was through this account that the monies were distributed.

“The account is there for everyone to verify. I can assure you that all the branches of the party in the states received the money.

“We have over 200,000 people in the party, am I supposed to go around telling everyone that I have received the money.

“I have my integrity intact. I was a former MD of a bank, I was a former minister and a former secretary to the government of the federation.

“Once they cannot link us to the Dasuki thing, they are coming up with all sorts of things.

“Based on my integrity, these allegations should be discarded. At 78, what will I be doing with public funds.”


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