Serving Gov withdrew N60 billion cash in 6-years – EFCC

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Serving Gov withdrew N60 billion cash in 6-years – EFCC

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that a serving Governor in the North-Central was caught withdrawing over N60 billion in six years from the state’s account.

The EFCC, which broke the story today in its latest EFCC Alert, said the governor is from the North Central part of the country but didn’t give his name.

“A governor in a North-Central state within the last six years (one individual) has withdrawn over N60 billion in cash,” the EFCC boss said in the anti-graft agency’s in-house monthly magazine.

Mr Bawa said EFCC’s newly created Department of Intelligence had made progress in coming up with intelligence that would be disclosed to Nigerians.

“Very soon, Nigerians are going to see some of the things that we are doing. I can tell you for free that the new Department of Intelligence that we have created is working wonders,” he said.

Mr Bawa, however, noted that investigations were ongoing to unravel some cybercrimes and corruption among public officeholders.

“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,” said the EFCC boss.

“We are not setting out to be engaging with people on the pages of newspapers or press conferences. We are working hard trying to see what we can do behind the scenes [to eradicate corruption].”

His comment came amid criticisms that the EFCC has a knack for raiding private premises, media parades of suspects, and not prosecuting high-profile corrupt individuals.

Serving Gov withdrew N60 billion cash in 6-years – EFCC

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