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EFCC to go after ‘corrupt’ public officials from May 29

After May 29, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has stated that it will pursue some departing public officials.

The EFCC Director, Abdulrasheed Bawa, revealed this in a meeting with Day to day Trust, distributed Friday.

Bawa revealed that at least two ministries were currently under the commission’s radar for fraudulent activities that bordered on procurement processes, though he did not provide names or the number of public officials who would be subject to the law.

We are looking into two ministries right now where double payments were made. There were approximately 20 contracts with double payments totaling more than N4 billion in one ministry.

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“These were contracts that were signed in 2018, and then a group of extremely brave individuals came up with the same story.

They forged the documents, moved them out of the file, and then, naturally, with the help of some government employees, increased pay and vouchers. If our procurement procedures are digitalized, how is that possible? Bawa inquired

Additionally, he responded to some civil society organizations’ demands for his dismissal.

“It is on record that I am the first sitting EFCC chairman to go to court and testify, not once, not twice, not three times,” Bawa stated. We now have a group of people who were paid, and we know who is paying them, who are planning a variety of gangs.

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We adhere to the rule of law and due process. We have appealed the decision that the court had made, and there is a stay of execution; what can you anticipate? We continue.

He mentioned that the agency had tried harder than ever to institutionalize the EFCC’s operational activities in the past few months, stating that the EFCC would continue to perform the good works that some people didn’t want.

“And if God wills, in May and June, we are going to make a lot of arrests and start a lot of cases against a lot of people.

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Additionally, he stated, “And for those people who are not leaving in May, whenever they are leaving, we will be waiting for them to ensure that justice is done.”

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