Buhari Orders EFCC To Arrest 7 Federal Ministry Of Health Officials Who Stole $4Million AIDS Fund

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June 21, 2016 – Buhari Orders EFCC To Arrest 7 Federal Ministry Of Health Officials Who Stole $4 Million AIDS Fund

The EFCC has arrested seven officials in the Federal Ministry of Health for their alleged role in the diversion of over $4m.

The money, it was learnt, was part of the money given to Nigeria by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Global Fund is an international financing organisation that aims to attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

An impeccable source at the commission told our correspondent that the suspects were arrested following a directive by the Presidency that the culprits should be brought to book.

The suspects, it was learnt, were from the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, which was in charge of managing the fund.

A source at the EFCC said, “The Presidency directed the Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, to investigate the matter. We have made arrests and we are currently compiling our report. We will send it to the Presidency and then charge the suspects to court.

“President Muhammadu Buhari was not happy that the money that was meant to be used in saving lives was stolen. We take this seriously just like the arms scam.”

Global Fund, through its Office of the Inspector-General of Police, had in May issued a report in which it accused Nigerian officials of embezzling part of the fund.

[Punch Metrol]

14 thoughts on “Buhari Orders EFCC To Arrest 7 Federal Ministry Of Health Officials Who Stole $4Million AIDS Fund

  1. Nigerian Civil Service/Workers are the most corrupt. Thats the reason why most politheifians do what they do…they been part of that system a longtime. You need to visit those ministries, no good chair/table for staffs, dirty window blinds, floors, etc yet a driver’s land/house is worth millions.

  2. PMB, I support you on this one. Those fools should be locked behind bars and made to return the stolen money.

  3. A Child that said, his mother would not sleep shall also not sleep.

    Mr. President! You are a president of the federal republic of Nigeria i.e. The president in charge of the whole 36 state in Nigeria. You are expected to know the problems of your people and provide solution accordingly. Some state are seriously lacking behind in that assignment. I want you to go and inspect Benue state and see what is happening if Benue state is really among Nigerian and under your presidency. Thank you

  4. i usaully tell my girlfriend dat my love for her is like corruption in nigeria dat can never stop.the person dat is fighting corruption is corrupt,so i dont think dat corruption can fight corruption.case dismiss.

  5. Please I want to ask question and I the good people of Nigeria to answer me be in Nigeria or out the country but the true son of the soil.
    Here is the question : who is fighting corruption among the nigeria leaders, I.B.B, Abasha, Olusegun Obasanjo, goodluck jonathan also back on corruption fight in his regime and at the of his regime corruption cases is higher, now President Buhari regime again, who is fighting corruption among them or can we say why corruption is fighting them.
    am not supporting crime but anybody that want to fight corruption must be free in crime from any angle.
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  6. Mr President, when are you ordering the arrest of your Governors, Ministers, Commissioners etc in high places that stole N400 million, N800 million in Naira, dollars, pound sterling and Euro from Nigeria’s treasury? Don’t make scape goats of these civil servants, whilst the big thieves are flying in private jets and flaunting their stolen loot in our faces. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone stealing, but clean out your house first. When is Ajimobi of Oyo State and the likes going to be brought to account? The law of equity and fairness should apply to everyone.

  7. Comment thin. Sorry to say not only politicians are corrupt in Nigerians. Nigerians ordinary individuals are very corrupt. I repeat 99% of Nigerians are very corrupt. I trust only 1 % of our Nigerians. Most of writing ion this forum will do same if placed in their position.

  8. Comment thin. Sorry to say not only politicians are corrupt in Nigerians. Nigerians ordinary individuals are very corrupt. I repeat 99% of Nigerians are very corrupt. I trust only 1 % of our Nigerians. Most of writing ion this forum will do same if placed in their position.

  9. Aids money again, this people with Aids has been death many times,may God give u and all ur families Aids,those that steal the money.

  10. When will Rotimi Ameachi present minister for Transport and former Governor of Rivers State be probe to vomit all the money he stole for presidential election in 2015. PMB there is GOD O.

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