EFCC Recovers N1bn in Top Civil Servant’s Account, Threatens MDA Chiefs With Arrest

EFCC Recovers N1bn in Top Civil Servant’s Account, Threatens MDA Chiefs With Arrest

- The EFCC has declared that it would go after directors of MDAs in its efforts to rid civil service of corruption

- Abdulrasheed Bawa, the EFCC chairman, made this known in Abuja on Thursday, May 20

- Bawa said that the commission recovered N1bn in a top civil servant's account

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The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that the anti-graft agency had recovered over N1bn cash in one bank account of a civil servant.

The Punch exclusively reports that Bawa, who made this known on Thursday, May 20, while appearing before the Senate panel, added that there were lots of leakages that needed to be blocked.

EFCC Recover N1bn in Top Civil Servant’s Account, Threatens MDA Chiefs With Arrest
The EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa said the commission has recovered N1bn from the account of a top civil servant. Credit: @officialEFCC
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Legit.ng gathered that he said it might go after any head of federal agencies indicted by the report of the Senate committee on finance after the conclusion of its current probe of the finances of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

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The panel is being led by Senator Solomon Adeola who represents Lagos West senatorial district at the red chamber.

Bawa said:

“At this point in the nation’s history, it is not much about generating revenue as much as blocking leakages of revenue generated and still being generated by all these agencies of government.”

The EFCC boss noted he would have been happy to go away with one of the heads of agencies immediately from the revelations that the committee unearthed in the course of observing the documents presented by the agency.

He said:

“It is good for us to observe for now and wait for your committee to conclude its work so that whatever report you have and anyone that your committee decides, we are ready to take it up from there.”

Senator Adeola had earlier said that the focus of the investigation was informed by the need to curb the recurrent federal budget deficit.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC is set to get a more secured headquarters in Abuja, the nation's capital.

It was reported that 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).

The EFCC would be able to purchase four sets of automatic and static anti-crash systems with automatic scanners and other accessories.

Source: Legit.ng

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