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Panama Papers EFCC to probe Nigerians mentioned in document

 The leaked document belonging to a Panama based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, exposed many top political leaders and business individuals from all around the world, who maintained shell companies in tax havens.

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The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it will investigate Nigerians named in the Panama Papers scandal.

The leaked document belonging to a Panama based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, exposed many top political leaders and business individuals from all around the world, who maintained shell companies in tax havens.

According to the EFCC Director of Information, Mr. Osita Nwaja, “These papers (Panama Papers) did not emanate from Nigeria but they touch the lives of the people of Nigeria and corruption as well as money laundering have gone beyond national borders as we are seeing from these papers.

“The EFCC is not just a Nigerian organisation. The work that we do goes beyond national borders. So this request will be looked into along with other requests by other well-meaning Nigerians along the already charted course of Mr. President which is zero tolerance to corruption, zero tolerance to impunity, zero tolerance to the abuse of public office and continued subjugation of the Nigerian people.”

READ: 'I am not involved in panama paper leak,' TB Joshua

Nigerians who were allegedly named in the documents include Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, former Senate President, David Mark and wife of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Toyin Saraki.

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