The name of the former governor of Imo State Chief Achike Udenwa has been mentioned during the ongoing investigations into the $115 million scandal. As the days go by, more details about the cash disbursed by Fidelity Bank on the instruction of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke, begin to emerge.
According close sources at the EFCC, Sen Anyanwu and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Mike Ahamba were interrogated at the EFCC’s zonal office in Enugu.
Both were released on administrative bail and asked to return for interaction on a scheduled date.The source said:
“Following the ongoing screening of the distribution list of the N23.29b cash, we discovered that N700million was paid to Anyanwu and Ahamba at Fidelity Bank in Ikenegbu Layout branch in Owerri.”
In a bid to clear her name and shed more light on the issue the former Senator has released a press statement that looks to implicate former Governor of Imo state Chief Achike Udenwa. She said:
“I had just joined the PDP and those who rejoined were not seen as the mainstream PDP and they had this thing about me being a journalist and whenever I came, they just shrunk. They just pulled away. I was not part of them and I was not assigned to share money and I was not there when they took their money and I did not go where they took their money and I did not get any money and that is the truth. It is nonsense to be associating me with this. I won’t shut up and allow people damage my reputation. Nobody is going to tell me that I ate what I didn’t see or saw what I didn’t see or touched what I didn’t touch. I won’t accept that nonsense.
“I believe that Achike Udenwa and their major players who were in charge of those things had their answers. If anybody claims that he saw me where they were distributing their money and saw me touch their money, let him look me in the eye and say so. If they are able to prove that I was part of the whole thing or touched their money, that I was part of sharing the money or spending their money, put a bullet on my head. It is ridiculous.”
In a move to restore investor confidence and mend its reputation, Fidelity Bank moved swiftly to announce a substantive new Managing Director Mohammed Balarabe.