Thisday boss, Nduka Obaigbena voluntarily surrenders to EFCC

Publisher of Thisday newspapers, Nduka Obaigbena, has reportedly turned himself in, to agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

He has been fingered as one of the major beneficiaries of the $2.1 billion arms funds, purportedly diverted by the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Obaigbena, who is also the president, Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, has admitted receiving N550 million from the ONSA as compensation for the bombing of the Thisday building in Abuja.

The Thisday publisher also revealed that another N120 million was received on behalf of the NPAN as compensation for media houses whose publications were seized by the Army in June 2014.

General Hydrocarbon Ltd was named by the EFCC to have received a total of N670 million meant for the purchase of arms from the office of ONSA.

The EFCC subsequently requested that Nduka Obaigbena of General Hydrocarbon and Thisday Newspaper turn himself in, at their office, for questioning and clarity in respect to the payments.

According to Sahara Reporters, Obaigbena, who also runs Arise TV, voluntarily showed up at the EFCC premises at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Whether he is still being held for questioning at the EFCC headquarters remains to be ascertained.

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