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EFCC Probes NSCDC Officers Over Alleged N7.5bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC is investigating 10 senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC over an alleged N7.5 billion fraud.

The anti-graft agency has also invited 10 contractors linked with the alleged fraud, which is reported to have involved laundering money through Bureau de Change operators.

According to the Punch, EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, had on April 26, 2024, written a letter to the NSCDC CG, inviting the 10 indicted NSCDC officers for questioning.

It added that the document disclosed the officers involved were scheduled to be questioned by the EFCC from May 2, 2024, onwards.

The EFCC is investigating the alleged diversion of N7.5bn by contractors working with the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audit. The funds reportedly shared to contractors’ accounts have been identified and linked to BDC operators.

During the interrogation, the contractors gave  useful statements that led to the recovery of approximately N1bn by the EFCC.

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