The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has initiated investigations into failed federal road contracts in the South-East.
Johnson Babalola, EFCC’s zonal head of operations, disclosed this on Tuesday in Enugu while briefing journalists on the activities of the commission.
The commission also invited all contractors awarded various road contracts by the federal government for questioning.
Babalola said that the probe became necessary in view of the deplorable condition of the roads in the zone.
“The deplorable condition of federal roads in the South-East has caught our attention. The zone has one of the poorest roads in the country. Yet, the contracts were awarded.
“So, we have invited the contractors and we are currently inspecting their records. Everything that surrounds the award of the contracts and execution of the roads will be probed.”
Babalola urged members of the public to avail the commission of useful information that would aid it to do the investigation.
He said that the whistle blowing policy of the federal government still subsisted and urged the people to leverage on it.
“We solicit for useful information from members of the public in order to get to the root of the investigation we have started.”
He said that anyone, including contractors, politicians or ordinary Nigerians found culpable during the investigation would be prosecuted.
Babalola also said that the zonal office had created an office at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, to checkmate money laundering.
He said that the effort was in partnership with other sister agencies that had roles at the airport.