EFCC Set To Commence Prosecution Of Subsidy Thieves

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will this week begin the trial of subsidy thieves in the country.

According to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammed Adoke, the trial of subsidy thieves will begin this week.

While briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Adoke said the EFCC would be prosecuting those found culpable in the report of the House of Representatives Committee on subsidy regime.

The revelation by the AGF, who spoke on the outcome of a meeting of representatives of the three arms of government on corruption which held at the instance of President Goodluck Jonathan, perhaps put paid to fears that the subsidy report would be compromised following the bribery scandal involving chairman of the subsidy probe panel, Farouk Lawan, and a businessman, Femi Otedola.

Otedola had alleged that Lawan put him under pressure for a $3m bribe, out of which $620,000 had been paid to the lawmaker.

Lawan who confessed to collecting the bribe money however claimed that he only did so in order to expose the businessman.



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