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EFCC to Investigate Rivers State Government Officials


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it is set to investigate some officials of the Rivers state government.

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made this during a working visit to the south-south zonal office in Port Harcourt.

The statement comes amidst a controversial court judgment restraining the agency from investigating the government.

The anti-graft agency’s  boss spoke on a wide range of issues but key amongst his remark was the disclosure that the anti-graft agency was preparing to launch investigations into the accounts of Rivers State Government.

This was in spite of a perpetual injunction secured by former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odilli in 2009 barring security agencies including the EFCC from carrying such an action.

Ibrahim Magu disclosed that Rivers State records the highest number of corruption cases in Nigeria second to Lagos State due to its prominence in the oil and gas sector.

Magu also said the whistleblower policy is still active but blamed delays in the reward system on constraints in obtaining judgment from the judiciary.



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