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EFCC seizes N6.8bn from Jonathan’s cousin, firm

10 September 2016, 15:49

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen N6 811 846 443.05 belonging to Roberts Azibaola, a cousin to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, reports The Nation.

The money was found  in the accounts of some companies belonging to him and Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd.

The frozen cash was part of the N27 188 232 208.20 benefits of the deceased staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), which were diverted.

Also read: Detained cousin of Jonathan urges EFFC to stop implicating him

Of the N27  188 232 208.20, the sum of N951 637,223 was deducted as Value Added Tax (VAT)  and Wihtholding Tax and  paid through Diamond Bank and UBA Plc for direct credit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS).

The EFCC's action is coming a week after soldiers sealed off the construction site of Kakarta Civil Engineering Limited owned by him for alleged security threat.

The site according to News 24 shares fence with the Lungui Barracks of the Nigerian Army along the Kubwa/Asokoro Expressway, Abuja.

- News 24


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