Group petitions EFCC, ICPC over alleged N11bn fraud in Kogi

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The Kogi State Government has been accused of money laundering and misappropriation of over N11bn state funds by a civil society group, Egalitarian Mission Africa, EMA.

They have also petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.

The petition, written by Olatunde Ojeomo on behalf of the group, was handed over to the anti-corruption agencies on Tuesday.

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Speaking on the development, the convener of the group, Kayode Ajulo, disclosed that copies of the document had been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari.

Ajulo, who is an Abuja-based lawyer, said: “The move became necessary given that the Buhari-led administration has said it had zero-tolerance for corruption and we have seen that what is going on in Kogi is sheer wanton looting and embezzlement.

“I am not from Kogi, but we have interest in issues of good governance anywhere in the country.

“What is important is to ensure that the President knows what is going on and take action.”

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…

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