Immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday exonerated himself and former President Muhammadu Buhari from the alleged fraudulent payment of $6.2 million to foreign election monitoring observers.
He said that the letter credited to Buhari as author did not emanate from the Presidency while another one purported to have emanated from him and signed by him were forged documents.
Mustapha made the clarifications on Tuesday while giving evidence in the trial of former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
He said that one Jubrin Abubakar, who allegedly collected the $6.2 million cash on February 8, 2023, under the watch of Emefiele, was not a staff of the Office of the SGF and was not known to him.
Mustapha faulted two letters alleged to have emanated from the Presidency under Buhari and the Office of the SGF, noting that the letters did not conform with the standard with which the Presidency and SGF writes letters.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had alleged that Emefiele forged the letters to defraud the Federal Government.