Senators reportedly fight over EFCC clampdown

Senators reportedly fight over EFCC clampdown

- Some senators have reportedly fought over what they termed a clamp down by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

- The closed session was said to have been presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki

- It also emerged that the anti graft agency has commenced scrutiny of bank details of many senators following allegation of financial misconduct

New reports have it that about 10 senators, in a closed session, engaged in a quarrel over investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on some members of the national assembly.

It also emerged at the closed session which was said to have been presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki that the anti graft agency has commenced scrutiny of bank details of many senators following allegation of financial misconduct.

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Daily Trust reports that the issue dominated the closed session.

“The issue started when a senator from a Northwest state stood up and accused one of our colleagues from Northeast of being the one that submitted his name for probe. The issue charged the session. It was at this moment that others spoke on it,” a senator was quoted to have said.

It was also reported that a northwest senator accused another colleague of being the agent of the EFCC at the Senate.

“About 10 of our colleagues raised the issue that their bankers have intimated them that their bank statements are being scrutinized,” he said.

The issue of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi who is still in EFCC custody was also said to have been raised.

“Nwaoboshi was arrested since last Tuesday. The EFCC secured the order to detain him in a crafty way. They went to the court with Peter Nwaoboshi without including senator on the court order,” he said.

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Three senators also confirmed that Nwaoboshi told them that the EFCC has secured detention order to arrest two former governors from Northwest, who are serving senators.

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