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Friday, 30 June 2017

EFCC traces N603 million to the wife of a civil servant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has traced the sum of N603 million to the wife of Mr Josiah Habu, who is the Director of the Bioresources Development Centre in Bayelsa State.

Investigations carried out by EFCC showed that Esther was given suspicious contracts by over 20 directors of BIODEC across the country.

A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, stated that about N70m was traced to Esther's husband. Director-General of NABDA, Prof Lucy Ogbadu, who oversees all BIODEC branches across the country was also arrested by the anti-graft agency.

The professor allegedly received N23m from the slush fund. EFCC stated that Ogbadu’s link with all the alleged scams was being investigated. She had been duly served with bail conditions while investigations continued.

The EFCC statement read in part:
"Operatives of the EFCC have arrested the serving Director-General of NABDA, Prof Lucy Ogbadu, for her alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy and diversion of public funds to the tune of N23m. “Ogbadu was arrested on Wednesday, June 28 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following her alleged link with the Bayelsa State Director of BIODEC, Mr Josiah Habu, who is being investigated by the EFCC in a case of fraudulent diversion of the sum of N75m. “Investigations by the EFCC showed that Ogbadu allegedly received the sum of N23m through a bank account belonging to the wife of Habu, Mrs Esther Habu, and admitted same in a voluntary statement made to the EFCC. “Further investigations have also shown that Mrs Habu is one of the contractors with BIODEC, Odi, Bayelsa State, and a total sum of N603m has been traced to her in different deals involving over 20 directors of BIODEC across the country.”
BIODEC is an intervention programme of the Federal Government aimed at developing the natural resources of Nigeria for use in agriculture, health, environment and industry. It was established in 2003 by the National Biotechnology Development Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. BIODEC has about 25 centres across Nigeria.

15 Comments:

  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:14 , Blogger Alloy Chikezie said...

    Chai They've finished us in this country.

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  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:21 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Thieves.
    Hang them all.

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:35 , Blogger NaijaDeltaBabe said...

    Na wa o


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  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:39 , Anonymous DANIELS said...

    TRACES WITH NO EVIDENCE. BUHARI IS WASTING NIGERIANS MONEY OUTSIDE, NOBODY IS BORDERED. BUHARI'S ILLITERATE MINISTER (AUDU OGBE) IS EXPORTING YAM WHILE WE ARE BUYING THE YAM FOR 500 A TUBA AND FOOLS ARE CLAPPING FOR HIM.

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:39 , Anonymous DANIELS said...

    TRACES WITH NO EVIDENCE. BUHARI IS WASTING NIGERIANS MONEY OUTSIDE, NOBODY IS BORDERED. BUHARI'S ILLITERATE MINISTER (AUDU OGBE) IS EXPORTING YAM WHILE WE ARE BUYING THE YAM FOR 500 A TUBA AND FOOLS ARE CLAPPING FOR HIM.

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:39 , Anonymous DANIELS said...

    TRACES WITH NO EVIDENCE. BUHARI IS WASTING NIGERIANS MONEY OUTSIDE, NOBODY IS BORDERED. BUHARI'S ILLITERATE MINISTER (AUDU OGBE) IS EXPORTING YAM WHILE WE ARE BUYING THE YAM FOR 500 A TUBA AND FOOLS ARE CLAPPING FOR HIM.

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 09:47 , Blogger Ojuju said...

    if you can see 603 mill.. then imagine how much them don flex over the years

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 10:03 , Blogger Vivian Reginalds said...

    CRIMINALS
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  • At 30 June 2017 at 10:15 , Anonymous OSINANL said...

    *SIGH*

     
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  • At 30 June 2017 at 10:35 , Anonymous Moses said...

    I keep wondering where the so called funds recoverd by our amicable efcc goes to all we hear from the media is Efcc recovers 30 billion from a former Governor.

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    and yet you will still hear Nigeria is soliciting for funds from China and world Bank. Why shld foreign donors continue to fund Nigeria under the name "poor country"?

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 12:40 , Blogger soul child said...

    This story right here is the main reason why this country is still in the doldrums. Imagine this happening in all the MDAs. It bugles the mind 😢

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 19:03 , Anonymous Agbomen said...

    At the end of the day, she will probably be discharged and acquitted. Effc needs to sit up, work to get convictions. I don't get excited anymore about all their discoveries. After all the noise with Saraki, he still walked.

     
  • At 30 June 2017 at 19:38 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Word!!
    However, Nigerian Judges are glaringly corrupt

     
  • At 3 July 2017 at 17:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    603 million!!!! odikwa egwu. God Pls com for our rescue. The masses are starving. Our leaders are not worthy to b called a leader. pls Osubanjo, prove yourself as a true SON of GOD. which u are. Be the moses our nation. so sad

     

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