Crime Alert

August 9, 2018

Breaking: Presidency orders probe of Daura, Oke, Ekpenyong over 2015 campaign cash


By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor

Abuja – The Presidency has ordered proper investigation into how the huge cash said to have been released to security agencies in the country in relation to the 2015 Presidential election, was managed.

As a result, three former security heads, who were held strategic positions in the country, are to face serious questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to determine their involvement or otherwise in the expenditure of the cash.

Among those slated for unrestricted probe are: the immediate past Director General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura, his predecessor, Ita Ekpenyong and the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke.

The order to subject the former security heads to scrutiny followed two days of extensive meeting between Nigeria’s acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the acting director general of the DSS, Matthew Seiyefa and that of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

More details soon