Friday, April 21, 2017

EFCC traces N2bn to Niger’s former commissioner

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced additional N 2 billion to the United Bank for Africa account of a former Commissioner of Local Government in Niger State, Mr . Kantigi Liman,
The suspect , Liman, may be declared wanted by the anti - graft agency .

The discovery brings to N 6 billion , the funds traced to accounts held by the politician and companies linked to him.

The Commission had weeks earlier traced N 4 billion to two accounts in GTBank, both linked to Liman .

The first account belongs to Sadiq Air Travel Agency Limited and the second to Kantigi.

Sources at the Commission, however , disclosed that the politician who was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election has been elusive .

“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 points in the direction that the funds were siphoned from the local government joint account of Niger State.

EFCC desperately wants to confront him with the available evidence .

He is believed to rake in a monthly interest of over N 33 million on the fixed deposits .

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