EFCC has arrested a former NDDC boss, Nsima Ekere over N47bn fraud.
This online news platform understands that Nsima Ekere, who was the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom State during the 2019 general election, was arrested on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
This online newspaper understands that EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwajaren confirmed Nsima Ekere’s arrest on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Nsima Ekere’s arrest is coming a few days after EFCC arrested Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation over N80billion fraud.
The arrest of Nigeria’s Accountant General was announced in a statement on Monday, May 16, 2022, by EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren. The spokesman said EFCC operatives took Idris into custody for alleged massive fraud.
A statement published on the micro-blogging site, Twitter by the EFCC reads thus; “EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80billion Fraud Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only.
“The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts,” the statement added.