EFCC Commences Investigation Into Expenditure of Cross River LGs Allocation
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commences investigation to the expenditure of allocation to 18 Local Government Councils in Cross River State.
This was disclosed in a letter with reference number CR: 300/EFCC/ABJ/EGT10/VOL. 23/221 dated the 7th May 2015 signed by Olufunke Adetayo Ogunbode, Head Economic Governance written to Messrs Obono, Obono & Associates, Legal Practitioners & Consultants titled “INVESTIGATION ACTIVITIES LETER OF INVITATION RE: PETITION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF EXPENDITURE OF ALLOCATION TO 18 LOCAL GOVT. COUNCIL IN CROSS RIVER STATE”
The letter read as Follows:
We write to acknowledge the receipt of your petition on the above subject and wish to inform that investigation into the matter has commenced.
2. In view of the above, you are kindly requested to be interviewed by the undersigned through Mrs Evbotokhai Olawatoyin as scheduled below:
DATE: Tuesday, 12th May, 2015
Venue: Block C, No. 5 Fomella Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja
TIME: 10am prompt
3. Your prompt response in this regard will be highly appreciated please.
Olufunke Adetayo Ogunbode
Head Economic Governance.
The investigation is based on the request for investigation into the expenditure of allocation to the 18 Local Government Council in Cross River State, and other sundry issues submitted by my law firm to the EFCC last month.
Also my law firm today (7th May 2015) submitted another request to the EFCC to investigate the affairs of the Cross River State Water Board Limited from 1999 to date under the Chairmanship of Mr Gershom Bassey; and the collection of the sum of N1 Billion by two companies, Lilleker Nigeria Limited and New Engineering Nigeria Limited from the Government of Cross River State for the electrification of 36 Communities but which they have not failed to execute since 2010.