The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Zenith, Providus and Jaiz banks, on Tuesday in Abuja appeared before the operators of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and handed over to them documents relating to accounts operated by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, after being quized by the agency’s operatives.
The banks’ chief executives, Ebenezer Onyeagwu (Zenith Bank), Walter Akpani (Providus Bank) and Haruna Musa (Jaiz Bank), handed over the documents while honouring the anti-graft agency’s invitation in that regard.
A source from the Agency confirmed that the bank top dogs, departed the Abuja headquarters of the anti-graft agency after the documents were handed over.
Multiple sources close to the banks, EFCC and the Presidency, clarified that the banks’ documents were requested for by the EFCC, to help in its ongoing investigation into the alleged financial impropriety in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, suspended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, and directed investigation into her Ministry.
Edu, who was grilled on Tuesday, by the EFCC, had allegedly directed the disbursement of N585,198,500.00 grant meant for Vulnerable Groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun States, into a private account.