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N780 mln Aviation fund: Ex-Senate President Anyim still in EFCC custody since Sunday

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is yet to release a former Senate president, Pius Anyim after he reported to the commission to answer some question on his role in respect of N780million aviation ministry’s fund.

Anyim, who was also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation under President goodluck Jonathan administration has been held in the Abuja headquarters of the commission since Sunday afternoon.

The former Senate President was grilled on Sunday for several hours in connection with the fund which was traced to a company in which he was a director.

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.

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

The 60-year-old lawyer was again quizzed on Monday on how the ministry’s fund found its way into his company’s account and his relationship with Oduah.

Sources said Anyim may be charge to court if the operatives of the commission are not satisfied with his responses to the series of questions put to him in respect to the slush fund.

It was learnt that the principal suspect in the matter, Oduah, would soon be invited for a session with the investigators.

A senior officer said, “The former SGF is still with us answering some hard questions on how the N780m found its way into his company’s account.

“He is cooperating but we would only release him on bail after he has provided satisfactory answers to our queries.”

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