The aged governor of Anambra Insist, Peter Obi, whose secret and illegal offshore actions PREMIUM TIMES reported in the continuing Pandora Papers sequence, has been summoned for questioning by the EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency.
It’s the first known motion by any Nigerian regulation enforcement agency since PREMIUM TIMES started reporting influential Nigerians fascinated with offshore shenanigans exposed through the realm Pandora Papers investigation. The presidency has directed that Nigerians exposed in the stories be investigated, those with data of the directive have instructed this paper.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the EFCC communicated the invitation to Mr Obi in the future of the week and he has been asked to picture on the agency’s Abuja headquarters on October 27 to face investigators.
Sources one by one acknowledged the invitation is in reference to revelations in our Pandora Papers picture. The picture exposed how Mr Obi incorporated offshore holdings, which he did no longer remark to the Code of Behavior Bureau when he served as a governor and how he persisted to rearrange his Next World UK Limited 14 months after becoming a governor. Moreover, he also persisted to operate a international fable as a governor.
All these actions, which had been secret till our picture, were in contravention of Nigeria’s regulations on code of habits for public officers, PREMIUM TIMES reported. Mr Obi has, however, persisted to claim no wrongdoing.
Nevertheless, a source on the anti-graft agency acknowledged the Pandora Papers revelations most life like served as a lead for investigators and that “a range of things” are in actuality being investigated concerning Mr Obi and his offshore dealings.
True info are slack to emerge.
As a change of Mr Obi, acting NPA MD, Mohammed Bello-Koko, and aged minister and serving senator, Stella Oduah, have been reported in the PREMIUM TIMES’ ongoing Pandora Papers sequence. Others included Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi Insist, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun Insist besides his buddies collectively with aged Lagos Bola Tinubu, and Ogun Insist Governor Dapo Abiodun. We also reported the offshore links of young of us of aged NSA Sambo Dasuki and billionaire Leno Adesanya.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has requested related regulation agencies, collectively with the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, and the Code of Behavior Bureau to review all Nigerians whose secret, over and over suspicious, dealings were exposed in Pandora Papers sequence.
It’s no longer determined if the EFCC’s motion on Mr Obi is linked to Mr Buhari’s directive.
Nevertheless, a source acknowledged the anti-graft agency’s investigations would be extended to “all persons reported with links to the Pandora Papers.”
“It’s a ways an ongoing, slack job,” the source acknowledged, asking no longer to be identified.
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