N950m Campaign Fund: Court Acquits Ex-Foreign Minister, Aminu Wali Of All Charges
Federal High Court in Kano State has discharged and acquitted former minister of foreign affairs, Aminu Wali accused of receiving N950 million campaign fund from Peoples Democratic Party during 2015 presidential election.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was prosecuting Mr Wali, Director General, Jonathan Campaign Organization, NorthWest, Mansur Ahmed and Senator Ibrahim Shekarau on six count charges.
EFCC stated that the trio received N950 million on March 25, 2015 from PDP without transacting through a financial institution contrary to section 1(a) of Money Laundering Act 2011, punishable under section 16 (2b) of same act.
Shekarau was later discharged and acquitted by the same court after he filed and won a case of no submission at the court of appeal leaving Wali and Ahmed with a three count charges before the Federal High court.
Following this, the judge Lewis Allagoa, therefore, discharged and acquit the defendants.