BREAKING: Anxiety as EFCC Declares Former Minister Agunloye Wanted

BREAKING: Anxiety as EFCC Declares Former Minister Agunloye Wanted

  • The EFCC has said it was looking for Olu Agunloye, the former minister of power and steel under former President Olusegun Obasanjo's administration
  • Thee anti-graft agency said anyone who knows the whereabouts of the Obasanjo's cabinet member should report to the nearest police station or contact the EFCC
  • The EFCC earlier questioned Agunloye over his role in the $6 billion Mambila hydropower contract

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Olu Agunloye, former minister of power and steel, wanted over fraud allegation.

Agunloye served as a minister under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007).

EFCC/Olu Agunloye/Olusegun Obasanjo/Mambila Power Project
EFCC declares former minister wanted Photo Credit: Olu Agunloye
Source: Twitter

In a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, the EFCC asked any Nigerian who knows the whereabouts of the former minister to report to the nearest police station or inform the anti-graft agency.

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The post reads:

“The EFCC wants Dr U Agunloye. You know his whereabouts? Please don’t hesitate to inform the EFCC or the nearest Police Station.”

EFCC questions Obasanjo's minister of power and steel, Olu Agunloye

Agunloye was earlier invited for questioning by the EFCC over his role in the popular $6 billion Mambila hydropower contract.

Former President Obasanjo had accused Agunloye of mismanaging the project when he was in office and that his minister failed to update him about the project's progress.

In an interview, Obasanjo accused Agunloye of fraudulently awarding the contract for the power project with the federal executive council's (FEC) approval.

The former president then asked his minister to tell Nigerians where he got the authority to award a $6 billion contract to Sunrise Power and Transmission regarding the project.

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Olu Agunloye replies to Obasanjo over the Mambila Power Project.

On his part, Agunloye maintained that the Mambilla Power Project was initially awarded as a Build, Operate and Transfer contract in May 2003 when he was in office.

According to him, the government was not compelled to pay any amount to Sunrise under the Build, Operate and Transfer contract because the newly registered company fully funded it.

See the Facebook post here:

"Criminals in Ilorin are outsiders": Emir of Ilorin tells EFCC chairman

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has said he never pleaded for any suspect under the EFCC investigation and would never do such a thing.

Sulu-Gambara said his non-interference in EFCC's activities since its establishment 22 years ago was because that he couldn't tell the government was wrong in doing the right thing.

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Source: Legit.ng

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