N780m cash: EFCC grills ex-SGF Anyim

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, was yesterday grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Anyim’s interrogation was in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah.

About N780 million of a lump sum allocated to a rehabilitation project in the ministry under Oduah was allegedly traced to a company linked to Anyim, a one-time president of the Senate.

Anyim was yet to be released as at the time of filing this report at 7.30pm.

 

A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “The EFCC on Sunday (yesterday) commenced the interrogation of a former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in a case on public funds.

“Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Jabi, Abuja, at about 3pm.

“The interrogation is tied to suspected money laundering involving former Aviation Minister and serving senator Senator Stella Oduah.”

Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said last night that he was yet to be briefed.

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