The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday quizzed the spokesman of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation for hours, asking him to return the N840 million he allegedly received for the prosecution of the Presidential election last year.
The ex-Aviation Minister, had insisted that he got the money to do specific assignments given him by the former President but it was learnt that the EFCC asked him to produce the cash or nothing else.
According to Vanguard, the agency is said to have produced evidence that the former Minister of Finance, Senator Esther Nenadi Usman, who was also received N2.5 billion out of the N4 billion that was shared to them, had refunded N140 million, in addition to surrendering two palatial homes in Abuja, to secure her freedom.
The former minister, who was confronted with evidence of how he collected the huge sum drawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria, did not, however, deny receiving the money.
A source close to him argued that the money was properly utilised for the intended purpose and that he did not see any justification for asking the former minister to refund the money already utilised.