Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has revealed some of the cabinet members under the immediate-past administration of Goodluck Jonathan that the commission is investigating.
Magu disclosed this while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes to defend the agency’s 2016 budget. He told the committee that the agency will soon move into the petroleum sector.
It was gathered that former finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associate Kola Aluko, are some of the former ministers on the investigating radar of the anti-graft agency.
A member of the committee, Rasaq Atunwa, while speaking to newsmen after Magu’s presentation, said:
“I said the EFCC has recovered a lot of money for Nigeria and he (Magu) mentioned that in that regard, more sectors of the economy are likely to come under investigative activities. I said ‘will it include the petroleum sector’? He said, ‘yes’. And I said ‘would it include investigating the following people – Diezani Alison-Madueke, Okonjo-Iweala and a particular oil magnate’, and he said ‘yes’; those people are already under their investigative radar.”he said
Recall that Alison-Madueke, was last year arrested by the National Crime Agency in the UK over allegations of money laundering and fraud.
Also a group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP as well as foremost human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has called for the probe of former coordinating minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her alleged involvement in the Dasukigate arms probe scandal.
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