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#EFCC Arrests NDDC Account Director, Grills Him Over Alleged N25bn Fraud

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The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Eno Ubi Otu, Director of Finance and Account, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over his alleged involvement in a N25 billion fraud.

According to Headlinenews.news investigate reports, he was arrested on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, and is being questioned over the forensic audit report of the NDDC.

Eno is alleged to have played a role in the diversion of over N25 billion tax remittances,

When contacted on the development, the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren could neither be reached nor has there been any official statement from the Commission.

President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 ordered a forensic audit of the NDDC’s operations from 2001 to 2019.

In July 2022, Buhari said his administration had started taking steps in line with the recommendations of the NDDC forensic audit report submitted to him in September 2021.

He also raised hopes concerning the much-awaited appointment of a board of directors for the Commission.

Buhari also urged the people of the Niger Delta to ensure a peaceful atmosphere that would pose no threats to ongoing developmental projects in the region.

The President spoke during the opening session of a two-day management retreat organised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs at the Old Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.

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