The civil servant the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered N1 billion from has been identified as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Babatunde Fashola is the Minister in charge of the ministry.
EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa had in May while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance said the agency recovered over N1 billion from the bank account of a civil servant.
“It is good for us to observe for now and wait for your committee to conclude its work so that whatever report you have and anyone that your committee decides, we are ready to take it up from there,” he had said.
“We have recovered over N1 billion sitting in the account of a civil servant last week.”
Bawa however refused to mention the name of the individual civil servant.
Speaking to SaharaReporters on Thursday, a source at the anti-graft agency identified the civil servant as a Permanent Secretary working with Fashola.
“The civil servant the chairman was talking about is the Permanent Secretary working directly with Fashola,” the source said.
Credit: Sahara Reporters