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Suspected Money Laundering: EFCC Set To Probe APC, PDP Officials

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The Economic Financial Crimes and Commission (EFCC) has started an investigation on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bank accounts for suspected money laundering through their accounts in Abuja.

According to Premium Times, the EFCC Head of Operations at the headquarters, Michael Wetkas, wrote a letter the managing directors of Access Bank and Polaris Bank in Abuja on Monday, to inform them that the anti-graft agency is investigating 14 accounts of the two parties, and another organisation believed to be connected to PDP.

According to the letters exclusively obtained by Premium Times, EFCC is investigating three accounts in Access Bank belonging to the APC, (0692988080, 0035644896 and 0044183689), one owned by the National Secretariat of the PDP (0054586830), and three by Umbrella Trust Ltd (0076600091, 0066988655 and 0068595990).

And also, Polaris Bank accounts belonging to the APC (1771444115), two owned by the PDP (1140060876 and 1770319690) and four by the PDP Fund Raising Dinner (1771643176,177647521, 177164514 and 1771647507).

The letter written by Wetkas partly reads, “The Commission is investigating a case in which the above-mentioned account names and numbers featured.

“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to forward the certified true copies of the following:
a. Account opening packages/mandate cards.
b. Statement of account from January 2021 to date (hard and soft copies). The soft copy should be copied to excel format and forwarded to cagomuo@effc.gov.ng.
c. Certificate of identification pursuant to Section 84(4) of the Evidence Act. 2011 (The certifying officer should include his full name, designation, signature and date on each page).
d. Any other relevant information that could assist the investigation.

“The request is made pursuant to Section 38(1) 8(2) of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act 2021 and Section of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2021 as amended.”

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