Friday, 9 May 2014

EFCC Asks Borno Govt Official Who Spends N12m Every Week To Refund N200m

A top government official in Borno State said to have been in the habit of collecting N12 million every Monday in the past couple of months to run his office has been ordered to refund N200 million he allegedly obtained through corrupt means, reports have said.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has also requested for reports and video clips of projects executed by commissioners and top government officials in state, who were indicted in a series of petition written to the anti-graft agency.

EFCC had earlier questioned them following petitions written against them by some persons in the state.

Vanguard sources in the various ministries and government cycles revealed that one of the commissioners was asked to cough out N5 billion allegedly found in his possession.

Incessant Boko Haram attacks in the state over the years was said to have been seen as a golden opportunity by some government officials to siphon public funds, but concerned indigenes of the state have now petitioned the EFCC over various ccorrupt practices by the government officials.

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