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N450m campaign fund: We’re still on Chime, Mbah — EFCC

By Chinenyeh Ozor

Enugu—THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  has said it is still probing former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and Miss Rita Mbah, Secretary of the 2015 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in Enugu state.

It also said that the commission has recovered N60m out of the N450m of the 2015, PDP campaign fund from the state.

South East Zonal Head of Operations of the commission, Mr. Johnson Babalola disclosed this in Enugu while briefing the press  on the activities of the commission, explaining that the claims by former governor Chime after he decamped to APC that he has no case with EFCC was false and unfounded.

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He said, “Don’t listen to what politicians tell you. Chime and Rita Mbah are suspects and under investigation of the EFCC. We are doing our job professionally irrespective of whatever political party anyone of them belongs.   Crime has no expiry date. Those   money remaining   with the two suspects over the 2015 campaign fund will be recovered”, he said.

Babalola, while responding to PDP’s  illegal campaign fund recovered by the commission in the South East  said EFCC is recovering money on monthly basis.

“We have not recovered all the money yet but we are doing that on monthly basis.     States like Anambra and Imo are where we have problems in the recovery and would subsequently take them to court. Yes, we will take Anambra and Imo PDP to court when court resumes in September”, he said.

Babalola added that the commission is also investigating abandoned road projects and Independent Power Projects in the South East with the aim of prosecuting defaulting contractors.

“South East has the most deplorable roads network in the country, projects running into billions of naira abandoned are under investigation by the commission. Any contractor found wanting of abandonment would be charged to court.”


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