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EFCC Rearrests Udenwa
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has rearrested former Imo State Governor, Achike Udenwa, over alleged campaign scandal committed during the 2015 presidential election.
The former governor had been enjoying administrative bail but has reportedly failed to meet his bailed condition which included presenting himself to the anti-graft agency whenever needed, thereby necessitating the withdrawal of the bail.
Udenwa, who acted as the Imo State coordinator for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organization, was accused of collecting the sum of N3.5 million from Nenadi Usman, the then director of finance for the PDP presidential campaign.
In his statement to the EFCC, Udenwa admitted receiving the money in three separate installments from a company named Joint Trust Dimension Limited.
The company had been joined in a money laundering suit by the EFCC before a Federal High Court Lagos, alongside Nenadi Usman and Femi Fani-Kayode, the media director of the PDP presidential campaign.
Achike Udenwa was a governor of Imo State under the flagship of the PDP between 1999 and 2007 and became Minister of Commerce and Industry between 2008 and 2010 under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.