The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced probe into the alleged scam in the N76 billion moribund police CCTV project, awarded to a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation.
It has also summoned the petitioner, Mr Olugbenga Adeyemi, who is to appear before the investigating team on June 18.
The human rights lawyer had asked the commission, in a petition dated May 8, 2014, to probe and prosecute those involved in the alleged scam, in the face of the increased tempo of terror attack in Abuja and other places where the security cameras were supposed to have been provided.
Sensing delay on the part of the commission, he asked a Federal High Court in Abuja for an order of mandamus, seeking to compel the anti-corruption commission to act, with the judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, granting him leave to commence the process.
The commission, however, responded after the order was granted, stating that it had already launched a probe into the alleged scam.
Those listed for probe on the controversial contract included the president, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Nigeria Police, Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria Communication Commission, ZTE Corporation and Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited.
The court, however, substituted the president with the attorney general of the Federation. [Nigerian Tribune]