EFCC quizzes ex-deputy speaker Nwuche

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) yes­ter­day ques­tioned a former deputy speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Chibu­dom Nwuche, over an al­leged N5.6bn scam, Daily Trust gath­ered.

A top EFCC source said the former law­maker, who re­sponded to an in­vi­ta­tion at about 11am, was still be­ing quizzed at the time of fil­ing this re­port yes­ter­day.

Sources at the agency dis­closed that Nwuche was grilled over a N5.6bn con­tract which his com­pany, Foun­da­tion For Youth De­vel­op­ment, al­legedly re­ceived from the Kings­ley Kuku-led Pres­i­den­tial Amnesty Of­fice.

He was fur­ther al­leged to have se­cured three con­tracts from the amnesty of­fice in 2012 for the train­ing of ex-mil­i­tants in Malaysia, but did noth­ing about the con­tract, even af­ter col­lect­ing N2.8bn.

“The money was al­legedly laun­dered through some com­pa­nies, in­di­vid­u­als and Bu­reau De Change op­er­a­tors back to Kuku through a front who is also be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the EFCC,” the EFCC source said.

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