- The EFCC on Tuesday, May 24, said it is in search of the Rivers State Accountant-General, Fubara Siminayi
- The commission has also declared 54 other persons in the state wanted over alleged fraud to the tune of N435 billion
- According to the commission, Siminayi and his accomplices were guilty of criminal conspiracy, and money laundering
Rivers - Fubara Siminayi, the Rivers State Accountant-General, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Siminayi and 58 other persons are now on the EFCC's trail over alleged N435 billion fraud, Punch reports.
The state's AGF and four government officials are wanted for suspected N117 billion fraud, alleged criminal conspiracy, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, and abuse of office.
This was announced on Tuesday, May 24, by the commission's head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren
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Uwujaren alerted the public to help the EFCC with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects
“We call on anyone with useful information as to the whereabouts of the Account-General to contact any of the Agency’s offices or the nearest police station or other security agencies.”
EFCC arrests Accountant General of Federation Ahmed Idris over N80bn fraud
Meanwhile, the EFCC had arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in connection with alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.
In a statement sighted by Legit.ng, the anti-graft agency said the serving AGF was arrested on Monday, May 16.
The commission stated that its verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
N80Bn Fraud: Suspended Accountant General of the Federation replaced as Buhari makes new appointment
The president on Sunday, May 22, approved the appointment of Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the affairs and activities of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.