A top Nigerian politician is on the radar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a total sum of N6billion was traced to his bank accounts, Premium Times reports.
The suspect, Kantigi Liman, a former Commissioner of Local Government in Niger State, may soon be declared wanted by the anti-graft agency after N2billion was traced to his United Bank for Africa account by the commission.
This is after the agency had weeks earlier traced N4billion to two accounts in GTBank, both linked to Mr. Liman.
An EFCC insider told the online newspaper that the discovery brings to N6 billion funds traced to accounts held by the politician and companies linked to him – with the first account belonging to Sadiq Air Travel Agency Limited and the second to Kantigi.
Sources close to the polity have said that the politician, who was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election, is now on the run.
“He is on the run and all efforts to track him down have been futile. The next option left for the Commission is to declare him wanted,” the source said.
The source further disclosed that investigations so far indicated the funds were siphoned from the local government joint account of Niger State.
“The Commission desperately wants Liman, to confront him with the available evidence,” the source said. “He is believed to rake in a monthly interest of over N33million on the fixed deposits.”