The House of Representatives has mandated its Standing Committee on Financial Crimes to investigate the alleged non-remittance of forfeited properties and funds by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) running into about N1trillion.
The House also resolved that the Solicitor-General of the Federation should re-assign the investigation of the petition of George Uboh against the EFCC to either the ICPC or the police.
The resolutions followed a motion under matters of national importance sponsored by Hon. Leo Ogor (PDP, Delta) tagged: “Urgent Need to Investigate the Non-remittance of Court-forfeited Funds and Properties by the EFCC Into Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation and for other Related Matters”.
Ogor in the lead debate, noted that there was a subsisting petition by George Uboh against present and past leaders of the EFCC over diversion of funds that the Senate is currently investigating.
He said, “The past and present leadership of the EFCC is being accused of diversion of funds worth billions of naira meant to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.”