An erstwhile Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has implicated former President Goodluck Jonathan using an Email as evidence.
The Email, which was submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was an evidence in the probe linking him (Jonathan) to N100m election funds scam.
The mail, which was dated March 2015, held a conversation between him and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.
According to a source in the premier anti-graft agency, in the mail, Anenih, who played a supervisory role in the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, informed Falae that N100m had been approved by Jonathan and would be handed over to him (Falae).
The source said: “In the email, Anenih told Chief Falae, who is the Chairman of the SDP that N100m had been approved by President Jonathan as part of the agreement between the PDP and the SDP ahead of the presidential election.
“He further urged Falae to provide an account which the money would be paid into.”
The N100m, which was given to Falae by Anenih, was said to have originated from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
When called for confirmation, Falae’s spokesman, Alfa Mohammed, told The Punch that he had submitted all correspondence between Falae and the PDP.
He said, “We had a letter of agreement between the PDP and the SDP regarding cooperation between the two parties for the election. There was an email from Anenih stating that Mr. President (Jonathan) told him to transfer the money to that effect.
“We have submitted everything to the EFCC, but the EFCC has not deemed it fit to invite Anenih which shows that it is people within the All Progressives Congress that are just trying to rubbish the image of Chief Falae, who has served meritoriously as a permanent secretary, a SGF and a finance minister.”