Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that it has launched investigations into the allegations of money laundering at the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The EFCC said it is investigating the allegations against Kemebradumo Pondei, Acting MD of the NDDC and Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio.
In a response letter dated August 14 to Foundation for True Freedom and Good Governance, a civil society group, Adebayo Adeniyi, head of the economic governance, he said both men are being investigated.
“We write to acknowledge the receipt of your petition dated August 3, 2020 in respect of the above subject and to inform you that investigation into the case has commenced,” the EFCC said in the letter.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to attend an interview with the undersigned through the O/C team six on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at EFCC headquarters third floor.”
The National Assembly last month launched a probe into the mismanagement of N40bn at NDDC with many parties accused of collecting kickbacks from the proceeds of corrupt awarding of contracts and bloated expenses.