EXCLUSIVE: Kingibe took $2 million from NIA — EFCC

More revelations have emerged from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on how the former chairman of the NIA Presidential Panel, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe received the sum of two million US dollars ($2,000,000) against his name from the National Intelligence Agency coffers.

This was part of the findings of the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu when he submitted the preliminary reports to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

Sources at the EFCC said during the interrogations of the two former Acting Director-Generals, Ambassadors Arab Yedam and  Mohammed Dauda, it was discovered that Kingibe received the funds while he was  the head of the panel.

The team of EFCC investigators are still working round the clock to unravel the levels of pressure and coercion to financially service Kingibe and his team.

The pressure and subsequent removals of the two officials paved the way for the appointment of Ahmad Rufai Abubakar who served as the panels Secretary as substantive director-general.

EFCC investigators have also established that Ahmad Rufai Abubakar has confirmed receiving undisclosed sum from the NIA vaults during the panel sitting. Investigation is still on.

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