N2bn Account: I Am Not The Owner – Kantigi

Amidst controversy over some money linked to the deputy governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015, governorship election in Niger state, Liman Kantigi, he has come out yesterday in Minna to deny the  claim that N2 billion was traced to a company account, Liman  and companies linked to him in UBA.
Kantigi, breaking his silence in a statement  made available to journalists stated that he was not aware of the said account that they  claimed belonged to him,  adding that it was  unfortunate that  some persons have decided to clandestinely use the media to impeach his character by linking him to  unfounded allegations .
He however acknowledged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has the constitutional right to investigate anybody they suspect, but it was not true that he has been evading the commission because according to him, “my lawyers are in touch with the EFCC and the commission is aware of this, so it is not true that I am evading the commission”.
“I want to categorically state that the claim that another N2 billion in a UBA account reportedly linked to me is untrue and figment of some people’s imagination who want to use the media to drag my name to the mud”.
“I was chairman of my local government council with outstanding performances and a honourable commissioner for seven months. How could I have siphoned such amount and pushed to companies as an individual from the government agency as claimed by the media” he added rhetorically.
Source: News


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