According to report, the former Baby boy FIRS boss Tunde Fowler is in trouble over alleged misappropriation of 40 billion naira released to his bosom friend and the Vice President Pastor Yemi Osibanjo which was used as political campaign fund during the 2019 election and the money came from FIRS’s account.
While Mr Fowler is said to be caught in the web of the said fund, top officials in the Presidency are said to be angry and unsatisfied with the explanations on how the fund was ‘shared,’ vowing to punish other collaborators, including a powerful figure within the same presidency who is Osibanjo.
Also connected to the N40 billion sharing bazaar was an influential and powerful political gladiator in the Southwest Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was said to have received a ‘paltry’ sum of N3 billion, which is less than 10 percent of the ‘campaign fund.’
It was gathered that already, some top management staff of FIRS have been arrested and are being interrogated on corruption allegations by EFCC.
“Some senior FIRS staff, about nine of them who were arrested in connection with the money are being interrogated by an anti-corruption agency. Some are accused of being involved in a multi-billion naira fraudulent actions and contract awards.
“This is added to the extravagant lifestyle of these stooges and aides, poor governance structure, audit reports and general mismanagement at FIRS,” a source within the presidency said.
Credit: PR Nigeria.