Thursday, December 20, 2012
EFCC Declares Ex-Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu, Wanted Over N4bn Scam
The EFCC believes Mr. Audu corruptly enriched himself with about N4 billion of state funds.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, wanted for offences bordering on conspiracy, stealing and misappropriation of public fund.
The action followed the failure of the Mr. Audu to respond to invitations by the anti- graft agency.
An attempt by the EFCC to arrest at the former governor at his 32, Sulaiman Barau Street, Asokoro, Abuja residence on December 11, 2012 failed as he allegedly evaded arrest.
The former governor is alleged to have fraudulently enriched himself with over N4 billion of Kogi funds while he held sway as governor between 1999 and 2003.
The move to arrest the ex- governor followed a Supreme Court ruling of November 23, 2012, which dismissed an appeal by the ex-governor that questioned the EFCC’s prosecution of his activities.
The Commission in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, implored anyone having useful information about the whereabouts of the suspect to notify its offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Kano and Enugu; or report at the nearest police station.