The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that the anti-graft agency had recovered over N1bn cash in one bank account of a civil servant.
Leakblast exclusively reports that Bawa, who made this known on Thursday, May 20, while appearing before the Senate panel, added that there were lots of leakages that needed to be blocked.
Leakblast reporters gathered that he said it might go after any head of federal agencies indicted by the report of the Senate committee on finance after the conclusion of its current probe of the finances of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).
The panel is being led by Senator Solomon Adeola who represents Lagos West senatorial district at the red chamber.
“At this point in the nation’s history, it is not much about generating revenue as much as blocking leakages of revenue generated and still being generated by all these agencies of government.”
The EFCC boss noted he would have been happy to go away with one of the heads of agencies immediately from the revelations that the committee unearthed in the course of observing the documents presented by the agency.
“It is good for us to observe for now and wait for your committee to conclude its work so that whatever report you have and anyone that your committee decides, we are ready to take it up from there.”
Senator Adeola had earlier said that the focus of the investigation was informed by the need to curb the recurrent federal budget deficit.
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