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Just In: EFCC Summons Peter Obi Over Pandora Papers

The former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, widely reported in the Pandora Papers series, has been reportedly summoned for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency.

PREMIUM TIMES reports Sunday, that the former governor had been summoned over the expose involving his operation of an offshore accounts and shell companies in contravention with the Code of Conduct for Public officials in Nigeria while he was governor of Anambra State.

The presidency has directed that Nigerians exposed in the reports be investigated, according to multiple accounts, the EFCC communicated the invitation to the former Governor during the week and he has been asked to report at the agency’s Abuja headquarters on October 27 .

The story added, that, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested relevant law agencies, including the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, and the Code of Conduct Bureau to investigate all Nigerians whose secret, many times suspicious, dealings were exposed in Pandora Papers series.

The report exposed how Mr Obi incorporated offshore holdings, which he did not declare to the Code of Conduct Bureau when he served as a governor and how he continued to manage his Next International UK Limited 14 months after becoming a governor. In addition, he also continued to operate a foreign account as a governor.

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