By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it was investigating some ex-governors and politicians in the South-South region.
Zonal Head, South-South, of the anti-graft agency, Mr Ishaq Salihu, dropped the hint yesterday, while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He said that the code name for the category of politicians being investigated quietly by the commission was PEP, meaning Political Exposed Personalities, adding that over N500 million had been recovered from them.
Salihu said this year alone, the commission had recovered a total of N1,060billion, adding that it also secured 26 convictions.
He said that most of the money recovered was lodged in a recovery account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, 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 crimes related matters, Ishaq assured that all petitions will be treated accordingly.
He said that the commission also arrested a lecturer of 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. Anikpo of the Rivers State High Court for the issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence,” he said.