Atiku will face questioning when he returns from US – Lai Mohammed

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Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has hinted that the Federal Government will call the presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for questioning when he returns from his current trip to the United States.

This information was disclosed during the Minister’s briefing of State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, January 18. Mr Lai said the FG is investigating the role played by Atiku in the collapse of former Bank PHB.

Mr Lai also clarified that the decision to question Atiku is “following fresh evidence that he benefitted from slush funds that led to the collapse of Bank PHB.”

“The government has the paper trail which shows that he benefitted from N156 million. It started from an internal memo dated 13 January 2009 asking that a draft in favour of Atiku Abubakar of 156 million should be raised,” he said.

The minister also revealed that the government has proof of the account mandate, cheque and account statement showing Atiku as the signatory to the account that received the money.

“We want him to stay in the US for as long as he wants but he has to explain to Nigerians when he returns,” he said.

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