Emefiele: Dangote Group Reveals EFCC Headquarters Visit

Emefiele: Dangote Group Reveals EFCC Headquarters Visit

Dangote Group Chairman Aliko Dangote on Saturday disclosed that officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently visited the company’s headquarters in Lagos State.

Recall that EFCC officials on Thursday visited the Dangote Group headquarters in Lagos to investigate foreign exchange allocations to the company during Mr. Godwin Emefiele’s tenure as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

However, days after the EFCC visit, Dangote management said in a statement over the weekend that “the company received a letter from the EFCC in the first week of December 2023 requesting details of all foreign currency allotted to the company by the CBN. ” he explained. From 2014 to present.

“We understand that similar letters requesting the same information were sent to 51 other corporate groups during the same period,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the company responded to the EFCC acknowledging receipt of the letter and requesting clarification on the subsidiaries and companies within the group that require information.

The company also said it requested additional time to compile and properly present 10 years of extensive documents.

The statement read in part: “The EFCC did not provide the clarifications we sought, nor did it honor our request for an extension, insisting that we receive a complete set of documents within a limited time frame.” .

“On January 4, 2024, our team delivered the first batch of documents to the EFCC. However, EFCC officials did not accept the documents and returned to our office to collect the same set of documents in person. insisted on visiting.

“While our representatives were still at the EFCC office to deliver the document, a team of officials visited our office in a manner that appeared designed to cause undue embarrassment to us. and asked for the same documents.”

The EFCC noted that it had not filed any charges of wrongdoing against the company, adding that it was responding to requests for information to assist the anti-corruption agency in its ongoing investigation.

Source: dailypost.ng

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