Saturday, 18 July 2015

Uduaghan Faces Efcc Probe.

He spoke through his communications manager, Paul Odili, who said, “people are just heaping all kinds

A report in The Punch suggests that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced an investigation into the activities of the immediate past government of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state. 
According to the report, a team of operatives attached to the Economic Governance Unit of the commission has been looking into the account books of the last administration in the state.
Also, some officials of the last government and principal officers of the state’s seventh House of Assembly  will reportedly appear before the EFCC to answer questions next week.

Already, one of the principal officers of the House was at the commission’s headquarters last week.
Uduagahn is yet to be invited by the anti-corruption body, as the outcome of the investigation will determine if he will be invited for questioning or not.
Last two months, Uduaghan was accused of embezzling over N200bn which was appropriated to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission by a group called Delta Youths for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum.
Prince Kpokpogri, the leader of the forum, alleged that some members of the state’s seventh House of Assembly connived with the governor to secure a N40bn bond.

But Uduaghan quickly denied the allegation, saying the allegations were false and mischievouof allegations against the person of the governor. How can the governor take such a huge amount of money? It is cheap blackmail. That allegation is ridiculous and from an ignorant mind.”
In a related development, another group, the Kogi Youth Progressives has urged the EFCC to probe the nine-year administration of the former Kogi state governor Ibrahim Idris.

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