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EFCC Trails Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu Over Allege N1.5b Bank Transaction

EMBATTLED Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu is currently under the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) surveillance over alleged daily withdrawals of $10,000 dollars from a new generation bank in the last three months in Edo State.
Sources at the bank told our Correspondent that they suspected that the movement of the large amount of dollars from the bank is unconnected to the Deputy Governor’s Governorship ambition that has raised bad blood in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The bank officials who are shy of the press hinted Trojan News Media Correspondent in Benin City that the Deputy Governor who is entangled in war of attrition with his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, as well as litanies of his detractors over his rejected gubernatorial ambition may have petitioned the anti-graft agency to tame him.
“Your enquiries are not far from the truth about certain amount of dollars withdrew from accounts connected to the Deputy Governor in the last three months on a daily basis.
“I’m not obligated to tell you the names of the holders of the said accounts and the specific amounts moved from them as reported.
“What I can tell you is that the motives behind the removal of the monies is not known to us.
“Questioning the sources of the monies in their accounts or the monthly payments into the accounts of the holders and how they made the monies is the job of the EFCC because we’re not working under Edo State Government”, the bankers said.
PDP faithful who simply identified himself as Mr Ikelebe said it’s long overdue for the anti-graft agencies to probe Philip Shaibu.
“The Deputy Governor’s monthly salary of less than a five hundred thousand naira per month put together for 8 years is a little above half a billion.
“So, where did Philip Shaibu get that huge amount of money from in the bank? Is he doing other businesses while in government as against the constitutional of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which stipulates that public office holders should not engage in private business, Ikelebe intoned.
Efforts in the direction of seeking to get a copy of the petition, if any, and a confirmation of the anti-corruption agency’s probe into Philip Shaibu financial dealing proved abortion at the time of filing this report.

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