EFCC detains Anyim over N780m aviation fund.

EFCC detains Anyim over N780m aviation fund.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah.

Anyim, it was learnt, was grilled on Sunday for several hours in connection with the fund which was traced to a company in which he was a director.

He reportedly arrived at the EFCC office on Sunday afternoon and was quizzed for over six hours.

Sources said Anyim, who is still in custody late on Sunday night, maybe detained till Monday.

The detention of the former SGF is coming days after Oduah was named in the Pandora Papers as one of 10 Nigerians hiding their wealth in tax havens.

The EFCC is believed to have commenced a probe of Oduah and others named in the report.

”Investigations revealed that part of the aviation ministry’s N780 million was traced to a company in which Anyim has an interest. He is presently cooperating with investigators.”

The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said he had no information on Anyim’s detention.

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