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N34 b spectrum: EFCC summons NBC Board

By Soni Daniel

Members of the dissolved Board of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, are to be quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for their role in the alleged N3.4 billion scam rocking the agency.

A source in the EFCC disclosed, last night, that the Board members had been summoned for questioning beginning tomorrow at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

The source said, “The Board members are going to be questioned in batches and the first batch is expected to appear before a crack panel of investigators    on   Monday..”

According to the information made available to Sunday Vanguard, those summoned for questioning are Professor Herbert Orji( Chairman), Mohammed Kabir Umar, Mike Iheanetu, Yakubu Busa Buji, Ebenezer Ayorinde, Isa Badamasi Dahiru, Prince Dennis Sam, Jude Nnodum, SAN, Emeka Mba ( ex- DG) AND Peter Dama( representative of the Ministry of Information).

They are expected to be questioned over issues surrounding the sale/lease of  a spectrum to a telecom firm for $171million (about N34,114,500.00) and how 10 percent   broker fees, amounting to N3.4bn, was paid a company even before presidential approval was secured.

 


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