EFCC Grills Ex-SGF Anyim over Alleged N780m Fraud

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*President Muhammadu Buhari (r) and former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim (l).
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*Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Aviation Minister, Sen. Stella Oduah.

It was learnt the interrogation was based on N780million out of a lump sum allocated to a rehabilitation project in Oduah’s ministry allegedly traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has interest.

Anyim was yet to be released as at the time of filing this report.

A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “The EFCC on Sunday commenced the interrogation of a former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim in a case of corruption and diversion of public funds. Anyim who arrived the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Jabi, Abuja around 3pm, was currently being grilled by a team of operatives.

“The interrogation is tied to the corruption and money laundering case involving former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah. Part of the rehabilitation funds to the tune of N780 million were allegedly traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has interest,” he said.

Contacted, the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said he has not been briefed on the matter.

(The Nation)

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