– EFCC arrests Muhammed Audu, a son of former Kogi governor Abubakar Audu, over alleged multi-billion fraud
– The anti-graft agency says the arrest is linked to alleged fraud at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)
– EFCC accuses Audu of using his entertainment businesses, Mediterranean Hotels Limited and Mediterranean Sports, to divert the funds which he could not account for
The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Muhammed Audu, a son of former Kogi governor Abubakar Audu, over alleged multi-billion fraud.
Premium Times, citing sources at the anti-graft agency reports that the arrest was linked to alleged fraud at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
Though the precise amount involved was not disclosed at the time of Audu’s arrest, officials of the agency estimated the alleged loot to amount to multi-billion naira. They said the funds were in dollars and naira.
The Cable reported that the EFCC on Thursday, February 20, accused Audu of using his entertainment businesses, Mediterranean Hotels Limited and Mediterranean Sports, to divert the funds which he could not account for.
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The agency said the suspect will soon be charged to court as soon investigations are concluded.
In another report, Hussaini Abubakar, a former staff of the EFCC, has been convicted of stealing.
Legit.ng reports that the Justice S.C Amadi of the Rivers state high court, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, February 19, convicted Abubakar and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.
In a tweet on its official Twitter handle, @officialEFCC, Nigeria‘s leading anti-graft agency reports that Abubakar was also handed a N150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira ) option of fine, for stealing, contrary to section 383 (1) and punishable under section 390 of the criminal code CAP 37 vol. II Laws of Rivers state of Nigeria, 1999.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and youths to shun corruption.
This was disclosed on Friday, February 14, by the anti-graft agency after embarking on a walk to campaign against corruption with corps members in Lagos state, The Nation reports.
Corps members led by Sunday Aroni, the NYSC Lagos state director, and EFCC officials by Olu Olukoyede, the secretary to the commission, took off from the agency’s office at Ikoyi through Lagos Island carrying banners and placards with anti-corruption messages.
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