EFCC interrogates Former Senate President Anyim for alleged N750million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Sunday, commenced interrogation of a former Senate President, Pius Anyim, in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.

According to report, Mr Anyim who was Senate President between 2000 and 2003, was appointed by then President Goodluck Jonathan as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in 2011, a position the 60-year-old held till 2015.
EFCC said that Mr Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja at about 3p.m. on Sunday.

Though details of the specific allegations against Mr Ayim were sketchy as of press time, sources said they are related to a case involving the incumbent Anambra North senator, Stella Oduah.
Ms Oduah also served as the Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration from 2011 until 2014 when she was sacked based on a contract scam involving the purchase of BMW armoured cars.

She, according to EFCC sources, is being investigated over fraud allegation involving rehabilitation fund to the tune of N780 million allegedly diverted to a company in which the former Senate President was said to have interest.

When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he has not been briefed.
The EFCC is currently prosecuting Ms Oduah, along with Chinese construction giant, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd, and other defendants on separate money laundering charges involving N5billion.

She allegedly committed the offences in the twilight of her tenure as the aviation minister and continued shortly after her removal as minister.
Part of NAN series of reports on the recently leaked Pandora Papers exposed her assets hidden in tax havens.
On his part, Mr Anyim had been named in relation to alleged financial irregularities concerning the Centenary City project in Abuja.

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