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EFCC to detain former SGF for 30 days

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Anyim has been accused of awarding contract worth N13b to companies he is connected to, and collecting N520m from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

Punch reports that an EFCC source said “Yes, we have obtained a remand warrant to hold the former SGF for about 30 days. This will help us to conduct investigations properly and verify his claims.”

The source also added that “Anyim was SGF from May 2011 to May 29, 2015. During this period, specifically May 2012 to May 2015, the SGF Ecological Fund Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria received an inflow of N58,146,983,677.85.

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“From this fund, three of the companies linked to Anyim, Foundation Years, Obis Associate and Eldyke Engineering, received contracts worth over N13bn. Foundation Years alone received a net payment of N10,308,017,838.85 between 2014 and 2015.

“Curiously, on receiving the fund, Foundation Years and another Anyim company, Br-Kthru made several transfers to 37 entities. Some of the organisations and individuals have no nexus at all with ecological issues. Investigators are probing the reasons behind the wild disbursement.”

Anyim’s role in Abuja Centenary City

In March 2017, the House Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) called for prosecution of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Sen. Bala Mohammed, the former Minister of FCT, over their role in the Abuja Centenary City.

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The Abuja Centenary City Project is the brainchild of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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