Pius Anyim is being lnvestigated by the EFCC for a 750 Million fraud

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Pius Anyim is being lnvestigated by the EFCC for a 750 Million Fraud.

Pius Anyim

Pius Anyim is being investigated by the EFCC for a 750 million fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) began questioning former Senate President Pius Anyim on Sunday in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds, NewsReport has learned.

This online information gathered that Mr. Anyim, who served as Senate President from 2000 to 2003, was appointed as Secretary to the Government of the Federation by then-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, a position he held until 2015.

According to EFCC sources with direct knowledge of the case against him, Mr Anyim arrived at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

 

As of the time of filing this report, Mr Anyim was said to still be facing interrogation by operatives of the anti-graft agency.

Though details of the specific allegations against Mr Ayim were sketchy as of press time, sources said they are related to a case involving the incumbent Anambra North senator, Stella Oduah.

Ms Oduah also served as the Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration from 2011 until 2014 when she was sacked based on a contract scam involving the purchase of BMW armoured cars.

She, according to EFCC sources, is being investigated over fraud allegation involving rehabilitation fund to the tune of N780 million allegedly diverted to a company in which the former Senate President was said to have interest.

When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he has not been briefed.

The EFCC is currently prosecuting Ms Oduah, along with Chinese construction giant, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd, and other defendants on separate money laundering charges involving N5billion.

She allegedly committed the offences in the twilight of her tenure as the aviation minister and continued shortly after her removal as minister.

The recently leaked Pandora Papers exposed her assets hidden in tax havens.

On his part, Mr Anyim had been named in relation to alleged financial irregularities concerning the Centenary City project in Abuja.

The House of Representatives Committee on FCT had in a report indicted him.

The report indicting Mr Anyim was said to have been submitted to the House of Representatives by the committee led by a House member, Herman Hembe.

Denying any wrongdoing, Mr Anyim, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, sued the House of Representatives in 2017.

On May 4, 2017, a judge of the FCT High Court, U. A Musale, granted an injunction restraining the House from acting on the report

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