EFCC: No Governor Indicted over Paris Club Loan Reimbursement

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Paul Obi in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) monday insisted that no state governor has been indicted over the Paris Club Loan Reimbursement plan.

EFCC Head of Media and Information, Wilson Uwujaren, while reacting to a report on alleged diversion of the Paris Club Loan Refund by governors and some leadership of the National Assembly, maintained that there was no iota of truth in the report.

Uwujaren said: “The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to a report captioned: ‘Nigerian State Governors, Senate President Saraki Pocketed Billions of Naira from Paris Loan Refund’, which appeared in the online news portal on February 12, 2017.

“The report among others claimed that the commission has indicted all the governors of the 36 states of the federation and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki in the ongoing investigation of the reimbursement paid to state governments by the federal government for excessive deduction charged to them on account of the Paris Club and other international loans.”

He added that “the commission wishes to state unequivocally that no state governor or Senate President has been indicted so far by the investigation which is still at a preliminary stage.

“Also, insinuations about cover up by some officials of the commission are untrue as there is no incentive to do so.

“The commission implores the media to be circumspect in the reportage of this delicate issue in order not to jeopardise ongoing investigation, and be assured that they would be fully briefed of developments as soon as break through is achieved,” Uwujaren stressed.