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Probe Edo state govt for money laundering, group tells EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been asked to look into the books of the Edo state government for incidences of money laundering.

The Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa made the call on the back of the December 2019 arrest of Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, the Edo state Commissioner for Arts and Culture, by the Interpol on allegations of money laundering.

This is contained in a statement released by the group’s Country Director, John Mayaki.

The statement reads, “It is safe to say here that public trust has been badly damaged by these allegations of money laundering in Europe.

“The EFCC has to immediately intervene to save the country and the (regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari) from the looming international embarrassment since major national newspapers already reported the discovery of the dirty money allegedly amounting to $2m.”

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Dapo Okeowo

Oladapo Okeowo is an OAU alumnus with over half a decade publishing experience. He lives in Lagos and can be found where the coffee is black, the book is enthralling, the movie is popping and Arsenal is playing. Dapo is the Chief Editor at Politics Nigeria.

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