EFCC seals properties allegedly belonging to Yobe Auditor General

Written by on September 16, 2022

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has sealed off over five properties belonging to the Auditor General of Yobe Local Government Audit’s Board, Mr. Yahaya Wakil Idris over suspected fraud allegation.

Operatives of the commission stormed Damaturu on Wednesday evening and sealed off some of the properties on Thursday.

Some of the properties sealed, include a massive estate of more than twenty flats behind the Sector II Operation Hadin Kai Headquarters in Damaturu; the FARSAWA Plaza opposite First Bank along Gashua Road; a Shopping mall under construction opposite Central Bank Damaturu along Gujba Road; a Housing Estate and another house close to the shopping mall and another building at Nyarnya Estate all in Damaturu.

There is no official statement yet from the EFCC on the allegations levelled Ado or the operation in Damaturu.

But investigations showed that the Auditor General has been a guest at the Commission’s office in Maiduguri at least for three times over suspected allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

An official of the commission, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said: “We are still investigating the matter and as soon as we conclude our investigation, the public will be adequately informed.”

Reacting, the Auditor General described the EFCC action as as an embarrassment.

Ado said the EFCC should have done its homework on any allegation labelling or tagging other people’ properties ascribed to him.

He claimed he doesn’t know about some of the property attributed to him or their owners.

The embattled Auditor General said he has persistently explained to the EFCC how he made his money but the operatives keep coming for his head.

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