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EFCC denies any pending case against Kwankwaso, Orji


Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Says ex-Enugu governor, Chime under investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refuted claims of any pending case and prosecution against former governor of Kano State and serving senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

Also, it denied reports that it has a case against former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, saying: “He is not being investigated and nobody has sent any petition to us against him.”

Besides, the commission said over N54 billion was recovered in the last 10 months alongside property from corrupt politicians in the North-West zone.

At a press conference in Kano, the Zonal Head of Operations Mr. Nnaghe Obono Itam, said the commission had not received any petition of financial crime against Kwankwaso on any financial mismanagement, insisting that the serving senator has no case whatsoever to answer in the zone.

He said that the commission only embarked on substantial and proved case with genuine evidence against the accused and would not dissipate energy and resources on speculation.

Also, the EFCC yesterday said the former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime and two erstwhile chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Charles Egumgbe and Ikeje Asogwa, were under investigation and would soon be prosecuted.

It was gathered that there were disagreements in the statements written by former governor Chime and other officials at the EFCC.

The other party officials also denied the claim by the former governor that access to the money was only granted to the campaign secretary in their respective statements.

But the EFCC’s Head of Operations, South-East, Mr. Johnson Babalola, assured that the commission was not resting until it gets to the root of the matter.

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