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Group Urges EFCC To Probe Ex-NEXIM Bank MD

Posted: May 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
The New Initiative for Credible Leadership, a civil society group, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately investigate Robert Orya, the sacked MD of NEXIM Bank, over allegations of award of fictitious loans to his friends and associates while holding sway in the bank. 
The group which said it is in total support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption mantra, alleged  that the ex-bank boss used his exalted position to disburse huge funds running into billions of Naira to himself, friends and associates. 
Yahaya Aminu, the Executive Director of the group, speaking to journalists in Abuja,  urged President Buhari to forward a bill to the National Assembly to stop every one indicted for corruption from finding his/her back into the system anywhere in the country.
Aminu said several months after Orya was invited for questioning by the EFCC, Nigerians would like to know from Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the new EFCC boss, if the case file disappeared with the former EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde.
He said that President Buhari has vowed to recover all looted funds and deal ruthlessly with looters, but we wonder why the EFCC has not visited Orya tank farm in Makurdi where he and his wife allegedly kept their foreign currencies.
“We also read in the paper that while in office, Orya demanded for 10 per cent bribe of any amount to be approved for customers and other illegal sundry charges, which discouraged potential businessmen from patronising the bank for development funds,” he further alleged.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari must immediately direct the anti-corruption agency to begin a investigation of the former bank boss and to ensure that all looted funds are recovered.