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EFCC Places Northener Governor on watch-list over alleged withdrawal of N60bn

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria has placed an unnamed Northern Governor on its watch list for allegedly withdrawing N60 billion in cash since taking office in 2015.

On Sunday, December 12, the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this in the current edition of the commission’s magazine “EFCC ALERT.”

Bawa added that after the Governor’s term ends, Nigerians will have access to information on the cash manipulations without fear of retaliation.

The currency manipulations were discovered by the EFCC’s newly established Intelligence Department, according to the EFCC’s chief.

He said; “I can tell you for free that the new Department of Intelligence that we have created is working wonders.

“They have come up with a lot of intelligence. In one of them, a governor in a North-Central state within the last six years (one individual) has withdrawn over N60 billion in cash.

“We are looking at all of that, and I assure you that at the end of all of our investigations, Nigerians are going to be briefed of what we are doing behind the scene on cybercrime, politically exposed persons as well as engaging government agencies to ensure that we have better processes and procedures on how to do government business.’’

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