$16b power probe: EFCC to partner INTERPOL, as five key suspects fled abroad

Following investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into botched $16 billion power project, it was revealed FIVE key suspects implicated may have relocated.

The anti-graft agency, according to sources, is however poised to seek the assistance of the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to locate the runaway suspects.

Those being sought for interrogation include some ex-officials of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC/NIPP); Technical Committee and General Project Manager; a former MD of PHCN; ex-CEO of the Transmission Company of Nigeria; an ex-Head Transmission of the TCN and a businessman who was expected to supply nine gas turbines and auxiliaries at an alleged inflated cost of N185 billion ($1.55 billion).

A source familiar with the investigation said: “So far, we are on course. But five key suspects have shifted base abroad to avoid being part of the ongoing investigation.

“We will engage INTERPOL and other international security agencies to track them down”

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