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Without giving name, EFCC says flagged Northern gov over N60bn withdrawal



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed it had flagged a Northern Governor for withdrawing N60 billion cash from his state treasury.

The anti-graft chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who didn’t give the name of the governor said he is from the North central of the country.

Making the assertion in the EFCC Alert magazine’s latest edition, Bawa said; “I can tell you for free that the new Department of Intelligence that we have created is working wonders.

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“They have come up with a lot of intelligence. In one of them, a governor in a North-Central state within the last six years (one individual) has withdrawn over N60 billion in cash.

”We are looking at all of that, and I assure you that at the end of all of our investigations, Nigerians are going to be briefed of what we are doing behind the scene on cybercrime, politically exposed persons as well as engaging government agencies to ensure that we have better processes and procedures on how to do government business”.

NewsWireNGR recalls the EFCC had recently had a series of words exchanges with the state government of Kogi state, a North Central state.

The anti-graft agency dragged the Kogi government to court over N19.33 billion Kogi state salary bailout funds allegedly frozen in a Sterling bank account.

Kogi state government had denied the knowledge of the account and repeatedly dared the EFCC to make its finding public while also demanding an apology.

The EFCC however confirmed the return of the N19. 33 billion Kogi state salary bailout funds, recovered by the Commission, to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Uwujaren said the return of the money to the CBN would effectively put to rest the campaign of misinformation and unconscionable denials by the Kogi state government that no funds were recovered from its bail out account.

Also, in 2016, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC have received a petition alleging how the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello looted the state’s treasury of the sum of N11 billion.

However, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has repeatedly warned the EFCC dragging “the pristine white robes of the most transparent and accountable state government in Nigeria, to with, the Kogi State Government led by His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello in their barrel of palm oil”.

It is left for the EFCC to reveal the North Central governor it recently flagged.

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