EFCC obtains warrant to detain ex-SGF Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a warrant to further detain a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius.

What happened:

  • EFCC officials had arrested Anyim over N520m he received from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
  • The agency asked the former SGF to return the N520m or face prosecution.
  • He also allegedly awarded contracts worth N13bn to companies he had interests in.

What is happening:

A source at the EFCC said, “Yes, we have obtained a remand warrant to hold the former SGF for about 30 days. This will help us to conduct investigations properly and verify his claims.”

Some of the companies Anyim allegedly used for his fraud activities 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.

The source added, “Anyim was SGF from May 2011 to May 29, 2015. During this period, specifically May 2012 to May 2015, the SGF Ecological Fund Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria received an inflow of N58,146,983,677.85.

“From this fund, three of the companies linked to Anyim, Foundation Years, Obis Associate and Eldyke Engineering, received contracts worth over N13bn. 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 Anyim company, Br-Kthru made several transfers to 37 entities. Some of the organisations and individuals have no nexus at all with ecological issues. Investigators are probing the reasons behind the wild disbursement.”

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