Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Breaking News: House Of Rep Moves Against EFCC

Following the allegation of non-remittance of sized fund and forfeiture of properties worth over N1 trillion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the House of Representatives has ordered its standing committee to commence investigation into the case.

The House also agreed to reassign the investigation raised against the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde by George Uboh to either ICPC or the Police.

The need for the investigation was move by House minority leader, Leo Ogor(PDP, Delta) under matters of national importance tagged: “Urgent Need to Investigate the Non-remittance of Court-forfeited Funds and Properties by the EFCC Into Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation and for other Related Matters”.

Ogor added that George Uboh had already presented a petition against past and present leaders of EFCC over misappropriation of fund which the Senate is currently investigating.

He said: “The past and present leadership of the EFCC is being accused of diversion of funds worth billions of naira meant to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.”

Meanwhile, the federal government had reportedly ordered a discreet investihation of the allegation of diversion of recovered fund leveled against the chairman of EFCC. The investigation is said to be carried by the Ministry of Justice.

Lamorde had accused of diverting N1 trillion proceeds of corruption which was recovered by EFCC. The director of public prosecutions of the federal Ministry of Justice, Muhammad Diri, had indicated that the allegations against Lamorde should be investigated and the result sent to him.