As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) battles the allegation by a security expert, Mr George Uboh, that over N1 trillion is missing from its coffers, the man has slammed a fresh fraud allegation against the anti-graft agency.
The EFCC has said its accuser is undergoing trial for alleged corruption.
Uboh’s petition has led to a probe against the commission by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.
[quote_box_center]Addressing reporters yesterday in Abuja, Uboh, who said he had three full boxes of documentary evidence against the EFCC, claimed that the agency failed to remit N1.7 billion it allegedly collected on behalf of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as taxes for 2010 and 2011.[/quote_box_center]
The documents Uboh tendered to reporters showed that the taxes were collected from Zakham Construction Limited, WAPCO, Mikano, Protea Hotel, Reiz Continental, Coscharis Motors, Elizade Limited, Efab Apartments, Le’ Meridien (Port Harcourt, Rivers State) and Northern Nigerian Flour Mills, among others.
Uboh said the recoveries made for the FIRS by the EFCC could not be confirmed by the commission, adding that the FIRS denied seeing any transfer of the amount from the anti-graft body.
The security expert said the documents on the allegation of over N1 trillion against EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde, had been posted on his website, pasecng.com, for Nigerians to access.
He explained why he finally reached over N2 trillion as the amount the EFCC failed to remit to the Federal Government coffers.
Uboh said he had forwarded the petition to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The anti-graft campaigned noted that, besides the EFCC, he had documents against former President Goodluck Jonathan, sitting and former governors, who had stolen public funds.
He said this would be released as soon as the EFCC case was concluded.
Uboh said governors, lawmakers, the media and others were scared to speak against the EFCC because the commission operated “like a Gestapo organisation”.