Breaking: EFCC Grills Former Senate President Over Alleged N780m Fraud

Breaking: EFCC Grills Former Senate President Over Alleged N780m Fraud

  • Anyim Pius Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Senate president was at the EFCC for questioning
  • Anyim, was being quizzed for his alleged involvement in the ongoing probe of former aviation minister, Stella Oduah
  • The former aviation minister is being investigated over fraud allegation involving rehabilitation fund to the tune of N780 million

Abuja - Former Senate President, Pius Anyim, is being quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption and diversion of public funds, Premium Times reports.

Sources who spoke anonymously said Anyim on Sunday, October 24, arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 3 p.m.

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim
Former Senate president, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim was quizzed by EFCC operatives over a case of corruption. Photo credit: ANYIM PIUS ANYIM
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A team of operatives are questioned the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in connection with the corruption and money laundering case involving ex-aviation minister and serving senator, Stella Oduah, The Nation added.

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Oduah is being investigated over fraud allegation involving rehabilitation funds to the tune of N780 million allegedly diverted to a company in which Anyim was said to have interest.

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Details of the specific allegations against Anyim who was Senate president between 2000 and 2003, are still sketchy as at the time of filling this report.

Corruption: EFCC Quizzes Retired Top Director over Alleged Bribery, Abuse of Office

Earlier, a retired executive director of an International Oil Company (IOC), operating in Nigeria is under probe by the EFCC, in connection with alleged abuse of office and bribery.

The slush funds were said to have been used to buy choice property including a property belonging to a subsidiary firm.

The affected sum, which was kept under wraps, was being trailed by EFCC crack detectives since April when it launched its investigation.

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Pandora Papers: Former Governor Peter Obi Speaks on EFCC Invitation, Reveals His Plan

Meanwhile, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, has denied being invited by the EFCC in connection with the Pandora paper leak.

The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections also denied having reacted to an invitation from the EFCC to him.

He said what is being circulated on different social media platforms was not from him, noting that he only read letters circulating on the internet, just like everyone else.

Source: Legit

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