Connect with us


EFCC details ongoing investigations into N4bn fraud involving civil servants



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed ongoing investigations into fraudulent activities in some Ministries.

EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Thursday at the headquarters of the commission, during an interview with Daily Trust, while noting that some civil servants are complicit and arrests would be made soon.Read more

However, Bawa did not give names or the number of public officials that would be brought under the law.

READ ALSO:EFCC arraigns two men for alleged money laundering in Lagos

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 N4 billion.

“These were contracts that were done way back in 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 with some civil servants, raised vouchers and pay. How can that happen if we have digitalised procurement processes.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

seventeen + 20 =