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EFCC grills ex-Senate President Anyim over N780m aviation ministry fund


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah.

Anyim, WuzupNigeria learnt, was grilled on Sunday for several hours over the fund traced to a company where he was a director.

This is coming days after Oduah was named in the Pandora Papers as one of 10 Nigerians hiding their wealth in tax havens.

The EFCC is believed to have commenced a probe of Oduah and others named in the report.

The former SGF was reportedly quizzed for over six hours after he arrived at the EFCC office in the afternoon.

Anyim, who is still in custody late on Sunday night, was detained till Monday.

A source said, “Anyim’s invitation and interrogation is in connection with a case of money laundering involving a former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah.

”Investigations revealed that part of the aviation ministry’s N780 million was traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has an interest. He is presently cooperating with investigators.”

The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said he had no information on Anyim’s detention.