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PEF Scandal: EFCC Recovers Jeeps From Traditional Rulers - Perm Sec, Security Chiefs Also

Posted by Tribune on 2008/08/16 | Views: 1283 |

PEF Scandal: EFCC Recovers Jeeps From Traditional Rulers - Perm Sec, Security Chiefs Also


THE Economic and Fi-nancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly recovered some of the car gifts given to some prominent Nigerians by the embattled coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund (PEF), Chief Kenny Martins.

THE Economic and Fi-nancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly recovered some of the car gifts given to some prominent Nigerians by the embattled coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund (PEF), Chief Kenny Martins.


The commission’s boss, Mrs. Farida Waziri, had threatened to prosecute the beneficiaries if they did not let go of the controversial gifts.


Already, nine Prado Jeeps had been recovered by the operatives probing the alleged N774 billion scam rocking the Fund, which has led to the trial of Martins and his lieutenants.


A source revealed to Saturday Tribune that the nine Jeeps were recovered from a serving Permanent Secretary, prominent traditional rulers and retired Security Chiefs (all names withheld).


The Sultan of Sokoto was the first to return his when resigning as the chairman of the Fund’s Board, following a disagreement with its leadership.


The Permanent Secretary was said to have yielded his own which was still unused, immediately Farida ordered that the cars should be returned.


The commission also on Thursday arrested another top-shot of the Fund, George Ubohe. He was the chairman of PEF’s sub-committee on International Mobilization.


EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi, confirmed the arrest, but gave no further details. He however, noted that the commission’s chairman had given the operatives working on the case an order to get to the bottom of the PEF alleged scam.


Saturday Tribune gathered from another source that the commission discovered that a N7 million house was bought for Ubohe in Maitama by PEF for the use of his committee, only for him to allegedly convert it to his company’s use.


The name of the company was given as Panic Alert Security System (PASS). A Prado Jeep and five Hilux Jeeps were also said to have been given to him for the committee’s work, but he allegedly sold four of the Hilux Jeeps at N2 million each.


The commission was said to have recovered the Prado Jeep and the remaining one Hilex Jeep from him. Saturday Tribune gathered that the commission operatives had gone after other prominent Nigerians who still had the Jeeps with them.

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