Sunday, December 24, 2023


The EFCC revealed that N37.1BN was allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under former minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk. 

The ongoing probe indicates that funds were transferred from the Federal Government to 38 bank accounts connected to contractor James Okwete. 

Okwete reportedly engaged in various transactions, including transferring funds to Bureau De Change, withdrawing cash, buying luxury cars, and acquiring houses in Abuja and Enugu. 

Additionally, he is linked to 53 companies, 47 of which were reportedly used to secure Federal Government contracts totaling N27,423,824,339.86, with connections to 143 bank accounts across 12 commercial banks.

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