EFCC vows to hunt down ‘corrupt’ public officials from May 29

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it would be going after some outgoing governors and other public officials accused of corruption after they leave office on May 29.

EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust. He told the publication that some arrests would be made 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.

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