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NSA, EFCC begin probes against Gen. Boroh

According to reports emanating from the Office of the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the two federal agencies have swung into action and are both set to begin the probe of the embattled ex-coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier-General Boroh, who is to face probes by both agencies, on his activities while in office, since 2015.

While announcing the sack of the former military police officer, the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed that the president has directed the NSA, to probe the Bayelsa-born, former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, on how he managed the interventionist agency for 3 years.

Reliable information from the Presidency, has also informed GbaramatuVoice that operatives of the anti-graft agency are also gearing up to probe him.

According to the usually reliable source, the agency is actually the body responsible for the investigations of all matters related to economic crimes.

 The statement from the presidency said; “Meanwhile, the president directs the national security adviser (NSA) to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme,” .

Boroh, a retired brigadier general, was appointed on July 28, 2015.

Allegations of financial misappropriation were leveled against Boroh but he denied any wrongdoing.

In January, he had denied rumors of his purported sack, blaming some failed politicians for his troubles.

“This story about my suspension and even sack has been off and on in the media but the truth is that I have not been sacked and no one should disrupt the relative prevailing peace in the Niger Delta region with such fake news,” he had said.

“What is happening is the handiwork of political enemies and those who do not want the region to be peaceful. “The rumour they are peddling is just rubbish and unfounded. “Under my watch, the programme, candidly speaking, has helped greatly to stabilize the region.”

There were various accusations of sleaze involving the aides and staffs of the Amnesty Coordinator, especially purported diversion of funds for political activities that derailed the programmes of the agency in the Niger Delta region during his three year tenure.

By Brakerekebina Birinimigha

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