- EFCC has unleashed investigation on some retired NASS officials
- The agency has mandated the indicted ex-government workers to return vehicles converted for personal use
- One of those indicted is former NASC chairman, Alhaji Adamu Fika, who is being grilled alongside some former commissioners
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has mandated former members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) to return government vehicles which they have converted for personal use.
The anti-graft agency issued the directives after former NASC chairman, Alhaji Adamu Fika, and all immediate past commissioners were fingered in the misuse of the vehicles numbering 12 for personal use.
Relying on section 38 (1) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004 and section 21 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011, the commission vowed that the indicted individuals will be dragged to court on counts of alleged conspiracy and criminal conversion of public property.
EFCC said it is also questioning the former clerk of the NASS, Muhammed Ataba Sani Omolori, over his alleged role in the conversion of the public vehicles.
Omolori, who left office in July 2020, is also being queried alongside former commissioners and the indicted NASC chairman.
EFCC gave the names of the commissioners as Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar, Alhaji Abubakar Garba Rufai, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abugi, Elder Stephen Yepwi, Riskat Oyebimpe Alabi, Oluwafunmilola Lamuye.
Others are Abe Chukwu, Godfrey Dikeocha, Senator Dahiru Gassol, Mallam Idi Adamu Ningi and Dr. Paul Oweh.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian anti-graft agency announced the arrest of 13 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as "Yahoo boys."
EFCC made this disclosure on Friday, September 4, through its Twitter page, saying the suspected fraudsters were nabbed in Lagos state.
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The commission further revealed that the fraudsters were arrested following intelligence report around the Alagbado axis of the southwest state.
It gave the names of the fraudster as Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan.
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