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EFCC raids Dangote Group’s head office over forex deal

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday raided the head office of the Dangote Group in Lagos over forex transactions with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

It was gathered that the EFCC officers conducted a search on forex allocations to Dangote Group during the tenure of Godwin Emefiele as the CBN Governor.

EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, declined comments on the development.

But the development was confirmed by top officials of the anti-graft agency, who craved anonymity.

“Our operatives are on a search of the company. So many things went wrong with the forex transactions under the CBN. Dangote Group is one of the beneficiaries of forex deals by the CBN. So we are looking into the books because of discoveries of illegal transactions. So it is part of the probe of CBN under Emefiele,” he said.

The source added that the anti-graft is probing the utilisation of forex made available to Dangote for the refinery project.

It was gathered that the raid may not be unconnected to the activities of Jim Obazee investigative team appointed by President Bola Tinubu to examine past financial malfeasances in the CBN as part of measures to fortify Government Business Entities (GBEs).

More details to follow….

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