EFCC discovers hotels, filling stations allegedly built by beneficiaries PDP campaign loot [Naija.com]
– The EFCC reportedly discovered some properties bought with loots from PDP’s 2015 campaign fund
– The anti-graft agency said three persons have been arrested in connection to the crime
– The arrested persons will appear in court soon after conclusion of investigations
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered some hotels and filling stations allegedly purchased with loots from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 campaign fund.
Leadership reports that the discoveries were made by the Gombe zonal office of the commission.
Johnson Babalola who is the head of operations of the zonal office confirmed the discoveries of the properties.
He said that “in the course of investigations and interrogations, some hotels and filling stations built by some beneficiaries of the loot were discovered.”
Babalola said three persons have been arrested in relation to the alleged crime and said they will soon be arraigned.
Babalola also said that Dr Danlami Arab Rukuje who is the secretary of the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been arrested for allegedly diverting some items meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
He said: “Few weeks ago we recovered some materials donated to IDPs by the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative but were diverted by SEMA officials. We recovered 1,200 bags of cement out of the 5,000 bags diverted and 500 gallons of Swan paint.
“The key suspects in the case, Danlami Arab Rukuje, Isa Garba and Muazu Suleiman would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.”
On the achievement of the unit, the zonal office recovered “over N266 million last year, handled 202 cases, 26 of which were prosecuted and 10 persons convicted.”
Meanwhile, the EFCC began an investigation to uncover how over the sum of $500 million recovered from the late Gen Sani Abacha’s family was diverted.
The cash was repatriated from slush accounts of Abacha in foreign banks after hard negotiations by the federal government during the Jonathan administration.
The Nation reports that operatives of the EFCC have discovered that the $500million was diverted.
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