Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has invited a former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godsday Orubebe for questioning in connection with the ongoing investigation of an alleged N605 million fraud.
According to the Chief Legal Officer of the ICPC, Paul Ahmed, the suspects “fraudulently withdrew N605 million from the Constituency Project account of the ministry without authorisation” between July 2013 and October 2014.
According to the fact-sheet obtained from the commission by NATION, Orubebe spent about two and a half hours on Monday with a team of investigators having arrived at about 9.59am and left at about 12.28pm.
Five others would also be questioned They are: Yusuf Agabi (Director of Finance and Account), Akpore Okeroghene (Deputy Director of Finance), Abibu Ayinla (Director of Finance), Idowu Adewale (Deputy Director, Accounts) and Ngozi James (Deputy Director, Accounts).
The cash was withdrawn from the Constituency Project account of the ministry by five officials without authorisation while Orubebe was in charge.