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Report: EFCC to go after corrupt governors after May 29

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to go after some outgoing governors and other public officials after May 29, Daily Trust is reporting. 

EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who was said to have disclosed this yesterday at the headquarters of the commission during an interview with the newspaper, said more arrests would be made immediately after May 29.

But he reportedly did not give names or the number of public officials that would be brought under the law.

Bawa was also reported to have disclosed that at least two ministries were 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.

He 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.”

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