The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigations into the activities of some ministers in President Buhari’s cabinet.
According to Punch, a source in the anti-graft agency said one minister from the South-East is being investigated for allegedly moving huge sums of money outside Nigeria.
The source also said the minister, who is said to have shares in a telecommunications company, helped the laundering of funds abroad.
Although the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said he is not aware of any investigation, the source said “The commission has commenced investigations into alleged corrupt practices by some serving ministers. In fact, the cases against the two of them have got to an advanced stage. One of them is from the South-West while the other is from the South-East.
“The one from the South-West is under probe for alleged questionable award of licences to firms which involved billions of naira. His counterpart has a different case. He is being probed for aiding illegal movement of millions of naira by a major telecommunication firm out of the country. The minister is believed to have some shares in the telecommunication firm. You can be sure that both cases are progressing and have got to an advanced stage.”
According to reports, the investigation of another minister from the South-West by the EFCC Special Operations Unit, has reached advanced level.
President Buhari, during an interactive session with Nigerians in Germany, promised to make it impossible for people to take government’s money and go scot-free.