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Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello quizzed

Posted by By OLA AGBAJE on 2007/12/29 | Views: 1050 |

Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello quizzed


Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, daughter of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was on Thursday quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with N3.5 billion energy contract scam.

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, daughter of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was on Thursday quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with N3.5 billion energy contract scam.

An Austrian firm, M. Schneides GMBH & Co had alleged recently in a petition to the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies that Obasanjo-Bello was corrupt.

Obasanjo-Bello was, among other allegations, said to have concealed her identity, while serving as a commissioner in Ogun State and a partner in a deal to secure power projects for the Austrian firm.
A source close to the EFCC told Daily Sun that Senator Obasanjo-Bello honoured an invitation to the Abuja office of the anti-corruption agency on Thursday in connection with investigations to the contract scam.

According to the source, the lawmaker spent several hours with EFCC interrogators and was allowed to leave in the late evening. Although full details of the interrogation were not available at press time. Senator Obasanjo-Bello was believed to have maintained her innocence and described the allegations as an attempt by the foreign company to discredit her.
Thursday’s visit, it was gathered, was the second by the senator over the controversial energy contract.

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