The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, has concluded plan to declare wanted a former Commissioner of Local Government in Niger State, Mr. Kantigi Liman, after a another N2billion was traced to his United Bank for Africa, UBA account by the Agency.
This recent discovery brings the total funds traced to the accounts held by Mr. Kantigi Liman and companies linked to him to N6 billion.
About N4billion was earlier traced to two accounts in GTBank, which were linked to Mr. Liman, by the Commission.
The first account belongs to Sadiq Air Travel Agency Limited and the second to Kantigi.
A Source at the Commission, however, disclosed that Mr. Liman, who was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election, is at large.
“He is on the run and all efforts to track him down have been futile. The next option left for the Commission is to declare him wanted,” the source said.
The source further disclosed that investigations so far indicated the funds were siphoned from the local government joint account of Niger State.
“The Commission desperately wants Liman, to confront him with the available evidence,” the source said, “he is believed to rake in a monthly interest of over N33million on the fixed deposits,” it added.
Mr. Liman could not be reached, for comments on this new development.
When contacted, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Mr. Liman was being investigated.
“It is an ongoing investigation,” Uwujaren said, “so I am not able to provide details at this time,” he concluded.
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