We’ll go after outgoing governors, others after May 29 handover — EFCC

During a press session with newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, March 23, EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said more arrests would be made immediately after May 29. The EFCC plans to pursue a course of action against  fraudulent outgoing governors and other public officials after May 29

 The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said that more individuals would be apprehended immediately after this date. 

Bawa also divulged that the agency is currently probing two ministries for fraudulent activities related to procurement processes. 

According to Bawa, In one ministry, 20 contracts dating back to 2018 were discovered to have been subject to double payments amounting to N4 billion. Some individuals tampered with the files, forging documents and with the help of civil servants, raised vouchers and paid for services.

 Bawa questioned the plausibility of such an occurrence in light of digitalised procurement procedures.

“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 N4billion.

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,” he said.”