Group wants Obaseki’s govt probed for money laundering


Still on corruption related matters, the Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to probe the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

The group hinged its call on the reported arrest of the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, by the INTERPOL in France in December 2019 for alleged money laundering.

The group called for a public inquiry into the reported allegations of money laundering.

A statement by the group’s Country Director, John Mayaki, also demanded a probe of the memoranda of understanding announced by the Obaseki-led administration involving millions of dollars.

It said public trust in Obaseki has been badly damaged by these allegations of money laundering in Europe.

The statement read, “It is safe to say here that public trust has been badly damaged by these allegations of money laundering in Europe.

“The EFCC has to immediately intervene to save the country from the looming international embarrassment since major national newspapers already reported the discovery of the dirty money allegedly amounting to $2m.”

Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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