How Elumelu Paid N750Million For PDP Governorship Ticket, EFCC TO Commence Trial
It is not the best of time for Dumebi Kachikwu, the Ex son-in-law of the
former Minister of Aviation and the current National Woman leader of the
People's Democratic Party, PDP, Mrs. Kema Chikwe, as the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission EFCC is set to commence the criminal trial of
the alleged fraudster.
The trial is set to commence immediately the courts resumes from their
According to source from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
EFCC, the accused person in his confessional statement made useful
assertions that he collected the said sum from the petitioner and
deposited to the company account of a PDP chieftain.
Our source indicates that the EFCC has so far recovered partly sum of One
Hundred Million Naira, (100, 000, 000.00), out of the Seven Hundred and
Fifty Million (750, 000,000,00.) obtained from Ndudi Elumelu, Chairman
House Committee on Health, by the accused person Dumebi Kachikwu.
The money was laundered through Skye Bank Plc, in a purported company name
(Runola Nigerian Limited).
The purported company through which the money was laundered is believed to
be owned by a member of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) who hails
from South-South Nigeria.
However, it has dawned on the accused person that the EFCC has established
a prima facie case against him, he is now sending emissaries to plead with
the petitioner, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, to withdraw the matter.
The former son-in-law to the ex- aviation minister, Kema Chikwe, Dumebi
Kachikwu, an Abuja-based multi-millionaire who was arrested on the evening
of Friday, January 9th when he turned himself over to EFCC custody.
EFCC operatives had previously raided his No 27 Gana Street, Maitama,
Abuja home in the early hours of same day and executed a search warrant of
On December 23, 2004 the EFCC had invited Kachikwu for questioning
following a petition from Ndudi Elumelu, Chairman House of Representatives
Committee on Health, who until recently was governorship aspirant in Delta
The petitioner claimed that Kachikwu fleeced him of N750million under the
guise of helping him to actualize his dream of emerging flag bearer of the
PDP in Delta State. Dumebi Kachikwu is a business associate of a national
vice chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to emerging reports, Kachikwu had allegedly flaunted his
connection to bigwigs of the PDP at national and state levels, telling the
petitioner that he needed the money to persuade the executives of the
party in supporting his political ambitions in Delta State. However,
Kachikwu failed to deliver on his promise as the complainant was unable to
secure a coveted political position in Delta State.
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