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Anyim Aghast As EFCC Detectives Discover Incriminating Documents In His House

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A source privy to the clamp down on the former Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has told BigPen Online that the former SFG couldn’t believe it when detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed his palatial residence where he was seized.

Anyim, currently with anti-graft agency, is being detained over series of allegations of fraud against him including his involvement in the failed $180.6 billion Centenary City Project in Abuja as well as the award of contracts to the tune of N13 billion from the Ecological Fund Account domiciled in his office to firms connected to him.

The former Senate President is also being questioned, according to report by Vanguard on why he collected the sum of N520 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, on the eve of the 2015 Presidential election, in which his party, lost.

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Besides that, the Ebonyi state politician was also grilled on false asset declaration to the agency.

Reports say Anyim was taken into custody by EFCC operatives on Thursday afternoon after he failed to honour a 10 am appointment by the agency.

The arrest, according to the source, took Anyim by surprise as the EFCC team, armed with a Warrant, immediately executed a search on his property during which they recovered documents relevant to the investigation.

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The source said that Anyim ostensibly feels that he was untouchable apparently because it took the anti-graft agency so long to get at him.

Anyim, according to the Vanguard report, might spend the weekend with his interrogators over allegation of abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.

Officials of the anti-graft agency quoted anonymously in the report had listed companies linked to Anyim and through, which he obtained contracts or laundered proceeds of the ecological funds contracts, to include: Foundation Years Limited, Precious Integrated, Precious Petroleum, Mak & Mak, Chap Construction, Eldyke Engineering, Pryke Limited, Chipa Nigeria Limited, Prima A11 Limited, Pima International, Chanto Engineering, Ishiagu Microfinance Bank, Mulak Ventures, Vitro Engineering and Tip Top Nigeria.

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The official said that during the period when Anyim held sway as the SGF from May 2011 to May 29, 2015 and specifically between May 2012 to May 2015, an inflow of N58,146,983,677.85 got into the SGF Ecological Fund Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria. “From this fund, three of the companies linked to Anyim, Foundation Years, Obis Associate and Eldyke Engineering received contracts worth over N13billion,” the source revealed.

“Foundation Years alone received a net payment of N10,308,017,838.85 between 2014 and 2015.

“Curiously, on receiving the fund, Foundation Years and another of Anyim’s company, Br-Kthru made several transfers to 37 entities.

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“Some of the organizations and individuals have no nexus at all with ecological issues. Investigators are probing the reasons behind the wild disbursement,” the official revealed.

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