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“Investigation is still going on” – EFCC cleares air on fraud at Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs



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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied reports that it has cleared some persons said to be involved in financial misappropriations at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

In a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale tagged ‘Setting the Records Straight on Investigations of Humanitarian Ministry’, the anti-graft agency maintained that investigations are still ongoing and the Commission has so far recovered N32.7 billion and $445,000 from the Ministry.

Oyewale who did not mention any name said the Commission issued the statement following the rising tide of commentaries and insinuations that some persons have been exonerated in the course of the investigation.

The spokesperson, who stressed that the investigations were not targeted at any person but financial malfeasance in office explained, At the outset of investigations, past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the Commission and investigations into the alleged fraud involving them have yielded the recovery of N32.7 billion and $445,000 so far.

“Discreet investigations by the EFCC have opened other fraudulent dealings involving Covid-19 funds, the World Bank loan, Abacha recovered loot released to the Ministry by the Federal Government to execute its poverty alleviation mandate

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