EFCC grills NIPC Boss, Yewande Sadiku, over alleged abuse of office

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has grilled the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) Mrs. Yewande Sadiku for about nine hours.

She was interrogated for alleged abuse of office, bordering largely on suspicious award of contracts.

According to a source at the commission, the NIPC boss volunteered statement to a team of operatives.

The source however said there were still many grounds to be covered.

But it was unclear if the NIPC boss will be detained or not as at press time.

The source said: “NIPC CEO, Mrs. Yewande Sadiku is currently in the custody of the, EFCC.

“The technocrat who arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency at about 11am on Monday, was grilled by a team of operatives of the commission over wide- ranging allegations.

“The NIPC boss is being questioned for abuse of office, bordering largely on issues over contract running into several millions of Naira and a posse of unearned frivolous allowances.

“As of the time of filling this report, she has spent over nine hours with her interrogators.

“She is cooperating and has volunteered statement but there are still a lot of grounds to be covered.”

When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed her presence in the commission but declined further comments.


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