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The Economic and Financial Crimes commission has placed a Northern governor whose name could not be ascertained on watch-list for flagrantly withdrawing cash to the tune of N60 billion since he became the governor of the state in 2015.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the governor could not be prosecuted since he still enjoys immunity until May 29, 2023 for alleged cash manipulations with impunity.
The Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the revelation in the latest edition of the commission’s magazine “EFCC ALERT” made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
Bawa explained that the exposure on the looting of the huge cash was made possible through the newly established Intelligence Department of the commission.
“I can tell you for free that the new Department of Intelligence that we have created is working wonders,” Bawa boasted.
“They have come up with a lot of intelligence. In one of them, a governor in a North-Central state within the last six years (one individual) has withdrawn over N60 billion in cash.
“We are looking at all of that, and I assure you that at the end of all of our investigations, Nigerians are going to be briefed of what we are doing behind the scene on cybercrime, politically exposed persons as well as engaging government agencies to ensure that we have better processes and procedures on how to do government business,” Bawa said.