CCB opens investigation into Atiku’s SPV saga, invites Keyamo
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is scheduled to launch an investigation into a petition against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for allegedly misappropriating funds between 1999 and 2007.
Recall that Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, filed the petition against Atiku in the run-up to the recently concluded presidential election.
In the case filed by the Festus Keyamo Chamber at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the plaintiff joined the CCB, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the second, third, and fourth defendants, respectively, while Atiku is the first defendant.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff (Keyamo) sought a declaration from the court that the 1st defendant (Atiku) has a legal obligation to disclose to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th defendants, for the purpose of assisting their investigation, information available to him regarding a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two unnamed companies, which information he disclosed to Michael Achimugu, a close aide of his.
Nonetheless, the CCB confirmed receipt of the petition and extended an invitation to Keyamo on Tuesday.
On Thursday, Festus Keyamo Chambers issued a press release in Lagos signed by John Ainetor, Assistant Head of Chambers, confirming the invitation.
“The Bureau has invited our client, Mr. Festus Keyamo, to appear in order to adopt his petition and to assist in securing the presence of the whistleblower, Mr. Michael Achimugu, in order to assist in the investigation.
“Mr. “Keyamo guarantees that his campaign for accountability on this issue was not a gimmick, as he pledges to see it through to a logical conclusion even after Bola Tinubu is elected president,” the chambers said.
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