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25BN Fraud: EFCC arrest NDDC Accounts and Finance Director over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Director of Finance and Accounts, Eno Ubi Otu at the Niger Delta Development Commission for alleged fraud.

Mr. Ubi Otu, a director of finance and account, at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is currently being grilled by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) about a case of alleged diversion of over N25 billion tax remittances.

It was learned that the director, who arrived at the Commission in the early hours of Wednesday and was still being interrogated as of press time. An anonymous source within the commission disclosed that the arrest was part of a larger investigation of the forensic audit report of the NDDC. Details of how the N25 billion was looted and how it was shared and who the beneficiaries are, could not be ascertained at the time of going to the press as the Spokesman for the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached for confirmation.

The allegations of Fraud raised against the Leadership of the Niger Delta Development Commission have led to a series of investigations into its activities culminating in the forensic audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari following the fainting spell by its former acting Managing Director, Daniel Pondei, under questioning at a public hearing of the National Assembly.

 

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