EFCC Denies Recovery of $9m from Boroh’s Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was unawares of the discovery of $9m in the Abuja home of the sacked Coordinator of Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-General Paul Boroh (retd)
In reaction to media reports on Wednesday that the sum was discovered in the home of Boroh, the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not aware of the discovery.
“I am not aware of such discoveries,” Uwujaren said.
Media reports had said that detectives from the EFCC and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) raided the home of the former head of Presidential Amnesty Programme on Tuesday morning in Abuja.
The reports said that Boroh was arrested on Monday and investigators took him to his residence in Gwarimpa Estate around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday to comb his apartment for items that could aid their investigation.
It was insinuated that detectives went through the property of Boroh’s wife, Ibinye, during the search, adding that the $9m recovered had been handed over to ONSA.
But the EFCC spokesperson said he could only confirm that a raid was carried out, but had no details of how much was recovered.
Similarly, Mrs. Boroh and Olusola Oke, the family’s lawyer, denied the allegations at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon.
“The publication by a section of the press stating the contrary is fabricated, false in its entirety, malicious and calculated to mislead the public,” Mrs. Boroh was quoted as saying.

Author: News Editor

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