EFCC Uncovers Fresh $445,000, N3bn in Ongoing Investigation in Humanitarian Ministry

Date: 15-04-2024 5:54 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 15-04-2024 05:54 PM (1 month ago)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Sunday it has freshly recovered $445,000 and N3bn in the ongoing probe of the scandal in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, told The PUNCH that the $445,000 and N3bn were recovered between March and April in addition to N30bn earlier recovered before March, which the EFCC Chairman, Olu Olukoyede, referenced in an interview.

Oyewale said, “The interview with the commission’s chairman, which was recently released, was done mid-March, and as at that time, the N30bn was what had been recovered as noted by the chairman. However, between that time and now, the commission has been able to recover an extra N2.7bn and $445,000 in connection with the probe.”

The EFCC launched the probe on the directive of President Bola Tinubu following the suspension of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Dr Beta Edu.

Also under probe is Edu’s predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, and the Coordinator of the National Social Insurance Programmes Agency, Halima Shehu.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, gave the update in a statement on Sunday titled, “Beta Edu and other Matters: For the Purpose of Clarity.”

The statement read, “No officials from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs have been cleared in ongoing investigations into financial misappropriation.

“The EFCC has recovered N32.7bn and $445,000 in the ongoing investigation. Investigations have uncovered fraudulent dealings related to COVID-19 funds, World Bank loans, and Abacha loot.

“Banks involved in the fraud are being investigated, with Managing Directors providing useful statements.”

The EFCC also said it would intensify its move against naira abuser, following the conviction of controversial cross-dresser, Idri Okuneye, alias Bobrisky, and his sentence to six-month imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Posted: at 15-04-2024 05:54 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 15-04-2024 05:57 PM (1 month ago)

Posted: at 15-04-2024 05:57 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 15-04-2024 06:26 PM (1 month ago)
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EFCC is a shadow and dark agency!!! no transparent/ account on all money dem dey collect Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-04-2024 06:26 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- Ijaya18 at 16-04-2024 06:51 AM (1 month ago)
EFCC is yet to charge any of these culprits to court despite all discoveries but Bobrisky can be easily charged to court for abusing Naira while those looting the Naira are enjoying. What a useless agency
Posted: at 16-04-2024 06:51 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming