The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced an investigation into the administration of former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Already, a team of operatives attached to the Economic Governance Unit of the commission, it was gathered, has been with the responsibility of looking into the account books of the Delta State Government under Uduaghan.
A reliable source said that some officials of the state government would appear before the commission to answer questions in relation with alleged economic crimes next week.
Some former commissioners and principal officers of the state’s seventh House of Assembly would be invited by the commission for interrogation.
The source said that one of the principal officers of the House was at the commission’s headquarters last week, but said that the team investigating the immediate past Delta State administration had not invited the former governor.
It was gathered that Uduaghan’s invitation would be determined by the outcome of the investigation of the invited officials.
“It is not true that Uduaghan and his aides were quizzed by the commission. Even his aides have not even been quizzed. The commission has invited some of the officials who served under the former governor. Some of them are commissioners and others are principal officers of the House of Assembly.
“Only one of the principal officers (name withheld) has appeared and left. The others are expected next week. The governor was not invited. He can only be invited after the interrogation of the officials involved. For now, he is out of it.”
Uduaghan had in May denied an allegation by a group which accused him of embezzling over N200bn which was appropriated to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission.
The group, under the aegis of the Delta Youths for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum had alleged that the governor had embezzled the money …Read More
Source:: New Mail