Former Kogi state governor Idris Wada has been detained by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission.

This came after the anti-corruption body traced the sum of N500 million to Wada’s account, with the money reportedly from the N23bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Wada arrived the EFCC office around 12pm and was still in custody around 9pm.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Wada was detained by the commission.

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He said, “Yes, he was invited by the EFCC over N500m Diezani money. He is still in our custody.”

N450 million was also traced to the account of former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi.

Danladi, in his statement on oath, told interrogators that he chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State.

The EFCC stated, “He further stated that, he and the other members of the committee shared N36m among themselves while the balance of N414m was distributed to other stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the state and one Development Area Council.”