Wednesday, 26 August 2015
EFCC BOSS TO COUGH OUT 2.05 trilion
The Chairman of the EFCC, Abrahim Lormode has been dragged before the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on allegations of diverting recovered loots to himself and relations.
In a strongly worded petition filed against the anti-graft body by George Uboh, stated the EFCC boss, Mr. Lamorde has been in the business of diverting some of the recovered stolen funds and property from the guilty.
The anti-graft leader, the petitioner said had not accounted for the above stated amount which are on record according to available accounts figures at his disposal which he had submitted to the Senate Committee led by Senator Sam Anyanwu, as Chairman.
Speaking, the Committee Chairman had assured that, they will not relent, but to ensure that a thorough investigation be carried out with a view to establishing the facts so as to sustain the credibility of the image of the country. Mr. Anyanwu remarked that " the allegations are very weighty..."
One of the allegations is that, Lomorde as EFCC boss handed over a property recovered from the loots of former Bayelsa governor, Alamieyeseigha to his [Lamorde's] younger brother.
The matter came to public knowledge Wednesday, when the petitioner, George Uboh appeared before the Committee to attest that he wrote the petition and all that he wrote is correct, and charged the Senate to leave no stone unturned in the process of investigation.
Meanwhile, EFCC Lawyer, Mr. Okoroma has faulted the Committee that it was illegal to hear from the petitioner without having the accused being present before the Committee.
The anger of Mr. Okoroma was said to have been ignited following an order by the Committee to work out some EFCC men and himself, their lawyer for sneaking themselves in without introduction until they were discovered and consequently worked out.
As part of the investigation some banks have been fingered as being in full knowledge of the alleged corrupt practices of the anti-corruption leader, Golden Pen reliably gathered.