- The EFCC is set to receive N805.7m from the federal government to beef up security
- The money has already been approved by FEC for the purchase of some equipment
- The equipment include automatic and static anti-crash system with automatic scanners and other accessories
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abuja is set to get a more secured headquarters.
This follows the recent approval of the sum of N805.7 million for the purchase of equipment to enhance security by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Premium Times reports.
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this as he briefed journalists.
With this, the EFCC will be able to purchase four sets of automatic and static anti-crash system with automatic scanners and other accessories, Guardian added.
Other items to be purchased include:
1. 900 linear metres fence intrusion detection system
2. Human screening equipment
3. Four workflow metal detectors
4. Two hand-held metal scanners
5. One luggage scanner
6. Three hand-held explosive trace detectors.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC commenced investigations into a petition written by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kazeem Afegbua, against the leadership of the party over alleged N10bn fraud.
It was reported that the EFCC asked the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, to release three party officials for interrogation.
The officials who are expected to appear before the commission for investigation are the national auditor, national organising secretary and the director of finance.
The PDP officials allegedly featured in a case of criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds and fraud that the commission is investigating.
In a related report, a former senator, Dino Melaye, and his group, the Anti Corruption Network, on Wednesday, March 31, visited the headquarters of the EFCC, Abuja to submit more evidence of alleged corruption against Governor Bello of Kogi state.
In a tweet made by Melaye after the submission of the petition, the activist expressed satisfaction about the investigation by the EFCC.