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Ex-Senate President, Anyim, grilled by EFCC over diversion of public funds

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Sunday, grilled a former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

NewsWireNGR gathered that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) during Goodluck Jonathan presidency arrived at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, around 3 pm on Sunday.

Although the Commission has not spoken on the matter, reports had it that the ex-senate president invitation may be tied to the corruption and money laundering case involving former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah.

Part of the rehabilitation funds to the tune of N780 million was allegedly traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has an interest.

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According to the source, “Investigations revealed that part of the aviation ministry’s N780 million was traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has an interest. He is presently cooperating with investigators.”

NewsWireNGR recalls a Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed November 22 for the arraignment of ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, over allegations bordering on fraud while she served in the office.

EFCC is alleging that Oduah misappropriated public funds to the tune of N5 billion while serving as Minister of Aviation.

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