EFCC Probes Alleged N2.5bn Fraud Involving Kwankwaso and NNPP


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has initiated an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N2.5 billion in campaign funds by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) during the 2023 elections. This inquiry also addresses the failure of the party’s leadership, headed by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to compensate party agents who worked during the presidential and governorship elections across the country.

Reports indicate that the EFCC has summoned the NNPP National Secretary, Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday, to provide evidence supporting the fraud allegations against Senator Kwankwaso and his Private Secretary, Mrs. Folashade Aliu. Mrs. Aliu is suspected to have facilitated the alleged misappropriation through a secret campaign and donations account.

Sources reveal that Oginni’s petition also implicates other signatories to the NNPP’s bank account, including Prof. Rufai Alkali, Abba Kawu, and Dipo Olayokun. The EFCC might further investigate Olayokun’s sudden acquisition of properties in prime areas of Abuja within two years of his tenure.

Confirming the development in a phone interview with Vanguard in Abeokuta, Comrade Oginni stated that he visited the EFCC headquarters in Abuja last Wednesday to provide statements and clarifications on the petition. He praised the professionalism of the EFCC officers and assured that the inquiry was conducted without any harassment.

“They want to be sure that the allegations are true and without any ill motives. We are very sure that Nigeria is in a very safe stance with these crops of EFCC officers who are ready to get rid of corruption at Nigeria high places without sacred cows,” Oginni said.

With the National Secretary’s confirmation, it is evident that the investigation into the allegations against Senator Kwankwaso has commenced, and his invitation by the EFCC to clear his name is expected soon.

Mike Ojo


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