Contractor completes N305m abandoned projects following EFCC's intervention

Contractor completes N305m abandoned projects following EFCC's intervention

- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues to rid the country of corrupt practices

- Two abandoned projects have been completed thanks to the anti-graft commission's intervention

- The projects located in Wasagu and Dirin-Daji in Kebbi state were worth N305m

In its efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption and corrupt practices, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has ensured that two separate projects abandoned by Fariq Interbiz Limited worth N305,000,000 has been completed.

In a post shared on the anti-graft agency's official Facebook page, the projects located in Wasagu and Dirin-Daji communities of Kebbi state were finished due to the commission's intervention.

This is following a piece of whistleblower information EFCC received where it was gathered that the company was awarded contracts by the federal ministry of water resources to construct two comprehensive water supply units, one in Wasagu and the other in Dirin-Daji.

However, the contractor, upon receiving a reasonable percentage of the total contract sum, abandoned the project.

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Fortunately, the commission's tax fraud section began an investigation and this compelled the contractor to return to complete both projects which include wells, piping, reservoir purchase, and control houses.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the EFCC has arraigned Ope Saraki, cousin of former Senate president Bukola Saraki. Ope was dragged to court over discrepancies in two contracts he awarded when he was the special adviser on Millennium Development Goals in Kwara state.

In a related development, the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has again warned unscrupulous persons and impostors dropping his name to extort unsuspecting members of the public, to desist or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

The anti-graft agency also reiterated its warning to members of the public, to refrain from dealing with such conmen, who present themselves to wield strong influence and connection with Magu, claiming to be able to secure a soft landing for them in matters being investigated by the commission.

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Similarly, Shamsudeen Bala, a son of the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, has lost his bid to recover some of his properties forfeited to the federal government.

The governor's son had asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside a ruling which ordered the temporary forfeiture of the properties following an application by the EFCC in 2017.

However, the EFCC in a statement on its website on Thursday, March 12, said the court refused to set aside the order of interim forfeiture of the properties. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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