EFCC quizzes ex-Perm Sec over N500m Sure-P fund
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) yesterday grilled the immediate past
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture,
Tourism and National Orientation, Mrs Nkechi
Ejele, for her alleged role in the misapplication of
N500 million Sure-P funds appropriated to the
ministry in 2013 and 2014.
Some directors of the ministry are also expected to
face a team of interrogators next week.
But the probe of Ejele was the first among five
former permanent secretaries allegedly under
According to a top source in the commission, Ejele
arrived at the commissionâ€™s headquarters at 10am
and was ushered into a room for questioning.
The source said: â€œWe invited her in connection with
N500 million vote for the Ministry of Culture,
Tourism and National Orientation. We received a
lot of observations that the funds were
Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC Mr. Wilson
Uwujaren said: â€œThe ex-permanent secretary was
quizzed on Thursday by the commission.â€
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