• $2.2bn arms deal: Chime moves to halt EFCC

    $2.2bn arms deal: Chime moves to halt EFCC

    Indications emerged yesterday that former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, ‎has commenced moves to stop his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his involvement in looting the campaign fund for Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was allegedly part of the $2.2 billion arms fund shared to some states by the former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

    Sunday Sun gathered that Chime, worried by the anti-graft agency’s move, was mounting pressure‎ on his successor, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi, […]

  • EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]

  • N450m campaign fund: EFCC plans to arraign Chime, Umahi

    N450m campaign fund: EFCC plans to arraign Chime, Umahi

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in Enugu yesterday that it may prosecute former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi over the N450 million campaign fund allegedly disbursed through them by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the 2015 general elections.

    Chime had earlier told the EFCC that he only provided custody to the campaign funds which was later disbursed by those concerned with campaigns in the state.

    The anti-graft […]

  • EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two serving commissioners in Enugu State in connection with investigations into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign office in the state during the 2015 polls, while Commissioner for Tourism, Rita Mba, was the secretary.

    Besides Egumgbe and Mba, […]

  • EFCC quizzes former Enugu Governor, Chime over Diezani’s $115m campaign slush funds

    EFCC quizzes former Enugu Governor, Chime over Diezani’s $115m campaign slush funds

    According to reports, Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have interrogated a former governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sullivan Chime, over the $115 million campaign funds, which is being investigated.

    It was learnt from sources at the EFCC, that Chime, who reported at the Enugu zonal office of the anti-graft agency, was asked to explain his alleged role in the disbursement of N450 million said to have been sent to the state.

    One of the sources, spoke in confidence, […]