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EFCC: How FIRS Director, 8 others shared 4.8b

By Damilola Adeyemo

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed how the former Coordinating Director of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Peter Hena, received over N700 million cash between January 2017 and December 2018.

According to Report, Investigations by the anti-graft agency indicated that Hena and eight others shared N4.5 billion in illegal estacodes and fraudulent Duty Tour Allowances.

The Commission had last Thursday arraigned Hena on 42-count before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Also arraigned were the Director of Finance, Mohammed Auta; Amina Sidi (Finance and Account department); Umar Aduka (Internal Audit); Mbura Mustapha (Deputy Manager); Obi Malachy (Services Group); Obaje Adofu (Head of Budget); Udo-Inyang Alfred (Officer II) and Benjamin Jiya (Assistant Director).

The report has it that, A copy of the charge sheet from the EFCC on Tuesday, detailed how the defendants shared N4.5b among themselves.

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