There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) may invite two ministers serving in President Muhammadu Buhari administration following investigations into their activities. PUNCH reports that the investigation is being discreetly as the operatives gather evidence against the said minister. A top operative of the EFCC who confided in PUNCH said investigations on the ministers had reached an advanced level.
The source disclosed that the two ministers were being probed in connection with financial crimes. While one hails from the South-West, the other is from the South-East. PUNCH reports that EFCC operatives of the Economic Governance Unit are probing the minister from the South-East while the investigation into the activities of the South-West minister are being handled by the anti-graft agency’s Special Operations Unit. Both ministers are yet to be invited for interrogation.
The source told PUNCH that, “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.” The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not aware of the investigation.