Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intensified its probe into an alleged N7.5 billion fraud, implicating senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) alongside several contractors.

According to exclusive documents obtained by our correspondent, the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, penned a letter to the NSCDC CG on April 26, 2024, summoning ten senior officers allegedly involved in the scam for interrogation. The investigation, slated to commence from May 2nd, 2024, onwards, has also extended its scope to include ten contractors linked to the fraudulent activities.

The ten NSCDC officers summoned by the EFCC include Victor Olanrewaju Fayemi, Anthony Akpan Uwen, Patrick Babatunde, Comfort Danladi, Akibi Michael Olusola, Umaru Usman Karshi, Adewale Kukoyi, Joseph Ajayi Ibitulo, Mrs. A.A. Jonathan, and Paul Ahepa.

Sources close to the investigation, though unauthorized to speak publicly, disclosed that the alleged diversion of funds, totaling N7.5 billion, was traced to various contractors associated with the NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi. These funds, channeled through the contractors’ accounts, were then laundered via Bureau de Change operators, implicating the senior NSCDC officers.

It has been revealed that payments were made to a total of 20 contractors, with N2 billion allocated to three major contractors, each of whom owns five companies. The EFCC, in its investigative pursuit, has issued summons to all involved contractors for questioning

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