North Central Governor Under EFCC Probe For Withdrawing N60B Cash

North Central Governor Under EFCC Probe For Withdrawing N60B Cash

  • A governor from the north-central region of the control is currently on the watch-list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • The yet to be identified governor is said to have allegedly withdrawn N60 billion in cash from the coffer of the state
  • The disclosure on the huge amount withdrawn by the governor was made public by the chairman of the EFCC in an interview

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said that a governor from the north-central region of the country is being probed by the commission over the withdrawal of N60 billion in cash.

Bawa while granting an interview with Television Continental said the commission's newly created department of intelligence uncovered the suspected financial fraud by the governor.

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Although Bawa did not mention the name or state from which the said governor is from, he said that the EFCC has secured 1,576 convictions within 11 months.

Bawa said:

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“In one of them, a governor in a north-central state within the last six years (one individual) has withdrawn over N60 billion in cash."

The Nation reports that there are six states in the north-central five of which is controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the other one by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It was also gathered that there are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari has received a preliminary report on the financial activities of the said governor.

Bawa also assured that the outcome of the investigation by the commission would be made public to Nigerians at the appropriate time.

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Meanwhile, previously that a criminal charge has been filed against the former army chief, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah (retd).

The charge against General Minimah was filed before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by the EFCC.

Minimah is alleged to have diverted N13 billion meant for procurement of arms for the Nigerian Army.

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Also, the EFCC has declared the CEO of MBA Capital and Trading Limited, Maxwell Odum wanted over an alleged N213 billion fraud.

The anti-graft commission urged members of the public with details of Odum's whereabouts to report to any of its offices nationwide or to security agencies.

According to the agency, Odum's last known address is at 7, Odum Street, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.


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