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EFCC Reveals Plan By Corrupt Governors, Other Politicians To Flee Nigeria

Plans by some corrupt governors and other politicians accused of corruption to flee Nigeria ahead of the May 29 handover, have been uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was made known by the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement he issued on Friday night.

According to Uwujaren, the plan by the corrupt politicians to elope ahead of the handover will be frustrated by the commission in collaboration with its international partners.

EFCC assured the general public that all political actors involved in corruption while in public office must be brought to justice.

The statement reads partly, “Again, the Commission wishes to alert the public about plans by some of the alleged corrupt politically exposed persons to flee the country ahead of May 29.

“The Commission is working in close collaboration with its international partners to frustrate these escape plans and bring those involved to justice.”

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Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of seven persons in a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday at Rimin Zayam on the Bauchi-Jos highway while five others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash.

The road traffic crash report of the Corps on the fatal accident said the crash, involving a Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number, DRZ063LG, belonging to the government and a commercial Volkswagen Sharon minibus occurred at about 8:50pm on Wednesday.

The report added that the accident was reported to the Toro-Magaman Gumau Unit of the FRSC at 8:55pm, adding that road safety personnel were deployed to the scene of the accident immediately for rescue operations.

It informed that 12 persons, made up of five male adults, six female adults and one female child were involved in the crash, adding that the six female adults and the child lost their lives on the spot, while five male adults sustained injuries, including lacerations, bruises, cuts and fractures.

The injured, the report added, were taken to the Toro General Hospital for treatment while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

The FRSC attributes the cause of the accident to speed limit violations and loss of control of the vehicle by the driver.

 

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