Overseer of OAGF, Nwabuoku, also in Financial Corruption Mess


Following the arrest of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris, for allegedly mismanaging N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira), the newly appointed overseer of the Office of 
the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Anamekwe Nwabuoku, has also been charged with heavy corrupt practices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

The alleged corrupt practices of Anamekwe Nwabuoku, came to fore, after he was on Sunday, appointed to oversee the office of the AGF in the absence Mr. Idris who is still in the custody of EFCC for the alleged offense of N80 billion fraud.

 

Nwabuoku, who according to the statement by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, is to oversee the affairs of the office while Idris’s investigation lasts, also has “massive corruption charges hanging on his neck from the previous positions of responsibility he held in the course of his career.”

 

The EFCC is therefore, investigating him for series of graft allegations, which might require him to pay a regular visit to the Commission as part of the investigation routine.

 

Some allegations against Nwabuoku according to information gathered include: “over paying himself while in his previous offices; fraudulently acquiring properties; crimes allegedly committed while he was the Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA) at the Ministry of Defence where he was said to have enriched himself with internal security funds; using the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS) to steal salaries of federal government staff,” among few other allegations.

 

Asked why the federal government placed such a man of questionable character in such a sensitive position, a top official in the Presidency said, “Nwabuoku is the most senior director in the office qualified for the seat; adding that, although he is not the acting AGF, he is the overseer of OAGF.”

Mr. Nwabuoku, again, according to sources, has just few months left to reach the mandatory retirement age for civil servants.

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