EFCC to investigate Jonathan’s ministers, aides

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is reportedly set to begin the investigation of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, but would however, start with the probe of financial transactions of his ministers and aides.

According to Punch newspapers, Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, had issued a directive that all petitions against former public officers at the federal level should be forwarded to him to be acted upon.

The report further stated that in a matter of weeks, former ministers, special advisers, heads of parastatals and those of other Federal Government agencies would be called in for interrogation by the EFCC.

The investigation of the EFCC is expected to focus on those whose establishments attracted huge allocations from the Federal Government when Jonathan was in power.

Some of the ministries and agencies to be investigated include defence, petroleum resources and power.

3 sources in the EFCC revealed to Punch that Lamorde was “determined to expose any corrupt act during the administration of the former President.”

One of the sources was quoted to have said: “I am not aware of anybody who has been summoned or interrogated by the commission. Those to be interrogated would be determined by the gravity of the allegations against them as contained in the petitions.

“What happened last week was that a directive was issued to move all petitions against public office holders under the former President to the office of the Chairman.

“The files will be studied and assigned to units to handle the investigations. It is based on the petitions that people will be summoned. Most likely next week, action would be taken on those petitions.”

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