The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has disclosed in an interview with Daily Trust group on Thursday 23rd March, 2023. has said that it will go after some outgoing corrupt public officials after 29th May, 2023.
Bawa did not give names or the number of public officials that would be brought under the law, but disclosed that at least two ministries were currently under the radar of the commission for fraudulent activities that bordered on procurement processes.
“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 N4bn.
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 paid. How can that happen if we have digitalized procurement processes”? Bawa queried.
However on recovered loots, the EFCC boss said some of the proceeds of crime recovered were being expended on critical infrastructure in the country as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He listed Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Second-Niger Bridge and Abuja-Kano Expressway as some of the infrastructures where the recoveries are being expended.
Story: Christy Dung