Mr. Fasawe is the Nigerian businessman mentioned in the scandal involving Mr. Jefferson, an ex-U.S. Congressman.
“We were the ones in government, and she was never a member of our party or my business associate. So, how could she have been involved in the first place,” Mr. Fasawe said.
The PDP chieftain said he had a business venture with Mr. Jefferson – who is now serving a 13-year jail term in the US – which went awry “based on misplaced trust”.
“I was convinced the Triple Play Cable Television Network was the future of home entertainment in Nigeria,” said Mr. Fasawe.
“I invested considerably in the business – even having to approach my bank for further investments.
“Unfortunately all went down the drain having been dealing with a fraud and a dupe in the person of Jefferson who used his office and the image of his nation to convince me iGate was a reputable Telecommunication Equipment Vendor.”