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EFCC Probes Former Govs, Ex-ministers



By Peters Monday, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has revealed that following petitions received by the commission, some former governors, former ministers and some ministry officials are under investigation, maintaining that details of their involvement will soon be made public.

The EFCC Spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale, further stated that the Commission had recovered N27 billion and $19 million in three different cases it had investigated, noting that it is making progress in line with his mandate.

“The Commission’s works are progressing in line with our mandate.
“Petitions were received in respect of several public officials, some of them former governors, some former Ministers and some Ministry officials. I can tell you investigations are ongoing on those petitions

“Details of their involvement and our investigations will soon be made public.

“Also, investigations are ongoing in respect of monumental fraud involving some officials of the Federal Ministry of Power and Agricultural Procurement fraud”, he added.

“Funds meant for the Mambilla and Zungeru Power projects are diverted through sundry Bureau de Change operators. For now, several houses purchased with the funds are being recovered. The houses are in Abuja, Lagos and Cross River States.

“Similarly, in three different cases, the Commission has recovered N27, 184, 357, 524 and $19, 084, 419 and we are still recovering.

“Our prevention initiatives, risk assessment and recovery efforts are being intensified.”

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