EFCC obtains warrant to detain Anyim for 30 days over N13bn contracts

EFCC obtains warrant to detain Anyim for 30 days over N13bn contracts

- EFCC said it has obtained a remand warrant to further detain former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim

- The anti-graft agency said the warrant would enable the commission to keep Anyim in custody beyond the stipulated time

- Anyim is currently being investigated for allegedly collecting N520m from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has obtained a remand warrant to detain former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim further for 30 days, The Punch reports.

The warrant would enable the anti-graft agency to keep the former SGF in custody beyond the stipulated time allowed by law.

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NAIJ.com gathered that Anyim is being investigated for allegedly collecting N520m from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on the eve of the 2015 presidential election.

He also allegedly awarded contracts worth N13bn to companies he had interests in.

According to EFCC the move is to enable its operatives to conduct proper investigation into how he got the money, what it was used for and who the beneficiaries were.

A source at the EFCC 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 former SGF was also accused of false assets declaration and using proxies and companies in which he had interest to corner contracts from the ecological funds.

The source said Anyim allegedly awarded contracts to some companies linked to him through which ecological funds were diverted.

The companies include: Foundation Years Limited, Precious Integrated, Precious Petroleum, Mak & Mak, Chap Construction, Eldyke Engineering, Pryke Limited, Chipa Nigeria Limited, Prima A11 Limited, Pima International, Chanto Engineering, Ishiagu Microfinance Bank, Mulak Ventures, Vitro Engineering and Tip Top Nigeria.

“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.

“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,” the source added.

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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed the arrest of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim.

Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that Anyim was being held over an “ongoing investigation".

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Source: Naija.ng

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