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EFCC quizzes NIPC chief executive, Sadiku over allegations of suspicious contract award

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has held the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) Yewande Sadiku over allegations of suspicious contract award.

Sources said Sadiku, who arrived the head office of the commission around 11am on Monday is yet to leave after more than nine hours of being interogated over alleged abuse of office, bordering largely on suspicious award of contracts.

She is said to have volunteered statement to a team of operatives, but sources, however, that there were still many grounds to be covered.

But it was unclear if the NIPC boss will be detained or release to go home today after her statement and further interogations.

“NIPC CEO, Mrs. Yewande Sadiku is currently in the custody of the, EFCC.

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“The technocrat who arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency at about 11am on Monday, was grilled by a team of operatives of the commission over wide- ranging allegations.

“The NIPC boss is being questioned for abuse of office, bordering largely on issues over contract running into several millions of Naira and a possession of unearned frivolous allowances.

“As of the time of filling this report, she has spent over nine hours with her interrogators.

“She is cooperating and has volunteered statement but there are still a lot of grounds to be covered.”

When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed her presence in the commission but declined further comments.

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