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EFCC Detains Ex-SGF, Anyim Pius Over N13bn Contracts

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EFCC Detains Ex-SGF, Anyim Pius Over N13bn Contracts

 

The former Secretary to thr Government of the Federation, Dr Anyim Pius Anyim has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his involvement in contracts worth over N13bn and cash received from former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd).

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the former SGF was earlier arrested last week Thursday and has been held on since then till Monday when the anti-graft agency obtained a Court order to detain him till conclusions of investigations.

This new order will avail the EFCC to detain Anyim beyond the stipulated days by the Law. According to a source in the agency, he might be held for another 30 days.

Yes, we have obtained a remand warrant to hold the former SGF for about 30 days. This will help us to conduct investigations properly and verify his claims,” the said disclosed in Abuja.

Aside allegedly receiving funds from the former NSA, the former SGF has also been accused of false assets declaration and using proxies and companies in which he had interest while in office to divert ecological funds.

The EFCC souce added that Anyim who was the SGF between 2011 and 2015 allegedly awarded contracts to some companies linked to him through which ecological funds were diverted.

The companies include; Foundation Years Limited, Precious Integrated, Precious Petroleum, Mak & Mak, Chap Construction, Eldyke Engineering, Pryke Limited, Chipa Nigeria Limited, Prima A11 Limited, Pima International, Chanto Engineering, Ishiagu Microfinance Bank, Mulak Ventures, Vitro Engineering and Tip Top Nigeria.

The source added, “Anyim was SGF from May 2011 to May 29, 2015. During this period, specifically May 2012 to May 2015, the SGF Ecological Fund Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria received an inflow of N58,146,983,677.85.

“From this fund, three of the companies linked to Anyim, Foundation Years, Obis Associate and Eldyke Engineering, received contracts worth over N13bn. Foundation Years alone received a net payment of N10,308,017,838.85 between 2014 and 2015.

“Curiously, on receiving the fund, Foundation Years and another Anyim company, Br-Kthru made several transfers to 37 entities. Some of the organisations and individuals have no nexus at all with ecological issues. Investigators are probing the reasons behind the wild disbursement.”

It will be recalled that a House of Representatives panel had in March asked the EFCC and the Code of Conduct Bureau to investigate Anyim and a former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, over the Centenary City project.

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