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EFCC arrests Jonathan’s men over alleged N27 billion scam

09 September 2016, 12:17

Abuja - Three men who worked closely with the President Goodluck Jonathan have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for making questionable payment to an insurance firm for a non-existing service, reports Vanguard.

The ex-officials are being investigated over the payment of phantom insurance premiums totalling N27 billion for cover allegedly not provided to the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

Also read: EFCC set to arrest Jonathan

The ex- officials are former Chief of Staff to ex-President Jonathan, Brigadier-General Jones Arogbofa, Benjamin Dikki, former Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), and Godknows Igali, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power.

Arogbofa, according to The Cable, was also questioned over an Abuja mansion he allegedly bought for N150 million.

The detained trio have been released pending further investigations.

- News 24


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