EFCC To Go After Corrupt Governors, Ministers After May 29

After May 29, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has decided to pursue a number of outgoing governors and other political officials.

In an exclusive interview conducted yesterday at the EFCC headquarters, Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa clearly stated that more arrests will be made by May 29.

Bawa did not provide names or the number of public officials who would be subject to the law.

Governors are among the public officials who benefit from immunity; as a result, they cannot be detained or put on trial while in office.

Besides targeting those to be picked at the end of this administration, Bawa also disclosed that at least two ministries are currently under the radar of the commission for fraudulent activities that border on procurement processes.

According to him, one of the ministries 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.

“They moved the documents from the file, forged them, and then of course in conspiracy of some civil servants, raised vouchers and pay. How can that happen if we have digitalised procurement processes.”