EFCC Questions Ex-Governor Osoba Over N65 Million Contract With NIMASA
Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday questioned former Governor Segun Osoba of Ogun State for his role in the agency’s ongoing investigation of massive funds allegedly diverted and embezzled by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly called Tompolo.
The EFCC recently declared Tompolo wanted reportedly for stealing $108.7 million, illegally diverting N2.1billion, and engaging in a land fraud worth an estimated N13 billion.
Two EFCC sources confirmed that the 76-year-old Mr. Osoba, a former journalist who from 1999 to 2003 served as Governor of Ogun State, was being questioned over a sub-contract he reportedly received from NIMASA. One EFCC agent told our correspondent that the contract in question was worth N65 million.
When contacted, Chief Osoba became upset and said he nothing to do with Tompolo or EFCC, further he said he was on his way to the US via London and asked our reporter to call his his hotel in New York.