BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT : Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it is investigating some ex governors and politicians in the South South region.
Zonal Head , South south of the anti graft agency, Mr Ishaq Salihu dropped this hint yesterday at a press briefing in his office in Port Harcourt,
He said the code name for the category of politicians being investigated quietly by the commission was PEP, meaning Political Exposed Personalities, adding that over five hundred million naira had been recovered from them.
The EFCC chief in the state said this year alone the commission had made a total of one billion , sixty million , two hundred and fifteen thousand , two hundred and sixty eight naira , sixty kobo (N100, 215,268.60) , adding that it also secured 26 convictions.
He said most of the money recovered were lodged in a recovery account with the Central Bank, noting that those recovered for individuals were handed over to them.
Calling on members of the public to feel free to send their petitions to the EFCC office in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on economic and financial crime related matters Mr Ishaq assured that all petitions will be treated accordingly.
He said the commission also arrested a lecturer of the Federal University, Otuoke “for offences bordering on issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence.
The significance of this case is that she is a serial offender having previously been arrested and arraigned by the commission before Justice R.I. Anikpo of the Rivers State High Court for issuance of dud cheque and obtaining by false pretence “, he said,