The Commission of Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) has arrested the Director of Finance and Accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Eno Otu, on charges of corruption.
According to EFCC sources, Mr. Otu is currently being questioned by EFCC agents in relation to a case of alleged diversion of more than N25 billion in tax remittances.
The suspect who arrived at the commission in the early hours of Wednesday, August 24, was still being questioned at press time.
A source revealed that the arrest was part of a wider investigation of the NDDC’s forensic audit report.
Commission spokesman Wilson Uwujaren could not be reached for confirmation.
He did not respond to phone calls or text messages sent to his known phone number.
In May this year, the EFCC arrested a former NDDC director general, Nsima Ekere, on corruption charges.
Sources with direct knowledge of the case told newsmen that Mr. Ekere, who served as the managing director and executive director of the NDDC between 2017 and 2018, is being investigated over allegations of contract inflation and bogus contract awards during his tenure. time in the office.
Mr. Ekere, who allegedly committed the crimes beginning in 2017, according to sources, allegedly laundered funds from NDDC accounts through contractors to purchase select properties in Lagos.