EFCC detains FIRS officials over alleged N6 billion fraud

The Nigeria main anti graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and detained officials of Federal Inland Revenue Service for an alleged case of fraudulently diverting billions of Naira collected and refused to remit same to the Federal Government,  premium times an online newspaper has reported.

Some of the officials arrested were Mr. Mohammed Auta,  Director of Finance and Accounts, and Mr. Peter Hena Coordinating Director, Support Services Group.

Auta and Hena are currently being investigated for an allegedly diversion of  about N6 billion tax, EFCC official said.

EFCC have detained the arrested officials since the first day of this month.

Insider sources disclosed that anti graft agency will be making further arrest of other officials for an investigative that will allow it unravel the huge fraud that has happened in the revenue agency.

When contacted on the detention, the EFCC spokesperson, Mr. Orilade Tony, EFCC spokesperson, who could not exactly confirm the arrest, say they may be detained at the commission EFCC Wuse, Abuja office.

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