[Niger]–Liman Kantigi, the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 governorship election in Niger State has denied ownership of the N2 billion allegedly traced to a company’s account with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) as recently reported by media platforms.
The money was alleged to have been traced to Liman and Companies belonging him.
The denial came in a statement issued and made available to journalists yesterday in Minna, where Liman said he was not aware of the said account, even as he accused his opponents of orchestrating a campaign of calumny against him.
“I want to categorically state that the report is untrue and a figment of some peoples’ imagination who want to use the media to drag my name in the mud,” he said.
Liman said he left an impeccable record as Chairman of a Council and a commissioner, stressing that he could not have siphoned such amount and pushed to companies as an individual from the government agency as claimed.
The former governorship candidate also denied speculations that he was evading the commission, saying his counsel were in contact with the EFCC as required by the law.
THE PAGE had earlier reported that EFCC traced six billion Naira to three different bank accounts linked to Kantigi Liman, a 2015 deputy governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state.
However, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has since come out to claim that the N6 billion discovered by the commission belongs to the state government as he believes that the funds are siphoned by the suspects through inflated Hajj subsidies offered by the state government to Pilgrims within the periods he served as the Chairman of the Niger State Pilgrims’ Agency.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg