The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Chief Pius Anyim, Nigeria’s former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
According to SaharaReporters, Anyim is currently in the custody of the EFCC where he is being grilled by detectives of the anti-corruption agency.
Pius Anyim arrested today by EFCC for Centenary City fraud running into billions.
Two years later…
EFCC today secured a conviction against 3 undergraduates. Uche, Kayode, and Danladi conspired to defraud a lady to the tune of two million naira. They bagged a 25-yr sentence.
— Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) 16 November 2017
It is understood that the former SFG was arrested by the anti-graft agency over alleged fraud involving the Centenary City in Abuja.
Anyim served as SGF under the recent past government of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Former SGF Pius Anyim arrested by EFCC over centenary city. But former SGF Babachir Lawal who stole from IDP’s is walking free #BuhariChange
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) 16 November 2017
Recently, the House of Representatives had recommended that Anyim be indicted in connection to the Abuja Centenary City project.
The Lower House also alleged that the former SGF and his associates breached the existing laws guiding the Abuja land swap policy for personal gains.