A N2, 922, 236.310 payment to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President has been discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Each Senator is said to have received N45, 509, 090.
This payment is one of the many issues Senator Mark is expected to explain during an ongoing interactive session with the agency.
According to The Nation, 54 Senators that got paid from the N2.9billion, are current members of the Green chambers of the National Assembly. One of them is the principal officer of the Senate.
Reports, also have it that investigators suspect that the money may have been gotten from the accounts of the National Assembly, citizen Ifeanyichukwu Obazi-Nweze. This is gotten from a petition, which claims that it thje trapped cash of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This new money discovery is believed to be the main reason for some Senators to block the re-nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC.
A reliable source said:
Some of the 54 Senators have drawn the battle line with the acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu and have vowed to unseat him. They know they collected illegal money and may have to refund same.
“Already, they have raised a 15-man team to have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari on why Magu must be removed for looking into N2.9billion fraud. They are afraid of their shadows because the ongoing investigation is leading to more stunning discoveries.
They believe they can only have their way if Magu is eased out of EFCC.