EFCC to arraign Ex-INEC chair over N1.2bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to arraign a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, for alleged N1.2bn fraud and money laundering.

Iwu will be arraigned at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on four counts bordering on money laundering.

This was confirmed by The EFCC acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, but he did not disclose when the former INEC chairman would appear in court.

Iwu was alleged to have, between December 2014 and March 2015, concealed N1.2bn in the bank account of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria Ltd domiciled in the United Bank for Africa Plc.

Iwu had been pointed out as one of the beneficiaries of a fund, believed to be part of the N23.29b slush fund allegedly shared by former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential elections.

An umbrella organisation for over 150 anti-graft groups, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, had earlier asked the EFCC to investigate and prosecute the ex-INEC boss, Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries who took bribes during the 2015 general polls.

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