Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has accused the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, of stealing his campaign funds.
During an interview with ThisDay Newspaper on Sunday, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq alleged that Lai Mohammed diverted the sum of N100 million given to him by an Igbo businessman for his governorship campaign years ago.
The governor also accused the minister of failing to account for numerous donations made to the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara.
He said, “The Chief of Staff to the Kaduna State Governor called and said Lai gave us an account but it’s not going through, “can you give us another account so we can send you the money?” But I was going to campaign so I said fine.
“I came back two days later and remembered, and I said they should call him and give him an account number. When we called, he said Lai had sorted it out. That one and several. Until today, as we speak, he never told anybody that he collected money.
“There’s a businessman from the South-east. His banker came to me and said his Oga wants to speak with me. I spoke with him and he said he was sending money to me. I said, thank you very much. After the election, he called me to congratulate me.
“When he saw I was just saying ‘thank you’, then he asked if Lai didn’t deliver the money, I asked him what money? He said N100 million. I said, no, but thank you.”
“It’s not just that case. I have many on my phone. So many on the phone that they’ve sent money Lai collected it.”
Governor AbdulRazaq said Lai Mohammed has failed to account for hundreds of millions donated he intercepted and pocketed in the course of the campaign.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the Magistrate of Court 2 in Abuja, Ibrahim Mohammed had jailed a lawyer, Eburu Ekwe Barth, for interrupting and challenging him during court proceedings.