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Close marking! EFCC moves to arrest governors from May 29

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is on the heels of some governors who enriched themselves while in office and would arrest them after May 29, 2023, when they would have lost their immunity.

The Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said some top public officials will also not escape the EFCC dragnet.

He said some arrests would be effected immediately after May 29.

Bawa who did not give names or the number of public officials that would be brought under the law, also disclosed that at least two ministries are currently under the radar of the commission for fraudulent activities that border on procurement processes.

One of the ministries allegedly committed fraud on about 20 contracts to the tune of N4 billion. Bawa said;

“Currently, we’re investigating two ministries where double payments were made. In one of the ministries, the double payments, cumulatively, were about 20 contracts of over N4bn.


“These were contracts that were done way back 2018, and then some group of people, so bold, came up with the same narration.


“They moved the documents from the file, forged them, and then of course in conspiracy of some civil servants, raised vouchers and pay. How can that happen if we have digitalised procurement processes.”


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