Pandora Papers: EFCC invites Peter Obi for questioning

Obi was recently accused of using shell companies incorporated in tax havens, to launder public money and dodge taxes.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi for questioning following an investigative report linking him to a global tax evation scandal and illegal offshore dealings.

The agency reportedly asked Obi to report at its Abuja headquarters on Wednesday, October 27 to face investigators.

The former governor is the first to be summoned by the EFCC following the presidency’s directive that Nigerians exposed in the global Pandora Papers investigation be investigated.

The investigation as reported by Premium Times revealed how Obi incorporated offshore holdings, which he did not declare to the Code of Conduct Bureau when he served as governor of Anambra state.

The agency reportedly asked Obi to report at its Abuja headquarters on Wednesday, October 27 to face investigators.

The former governor is the first to be summoned by the EFCC following the presidency’s directive that Nigerians exposed in the global Pandora Papers investigation be investigated.

Obi was also reported to have kept managing his Next International UK Limited 14 months after becoming a governor and also continued to operate a foreign account.

The investigation also alleged that the ex-governor used shell companies incorporated in tax havens, to launder public money and dodge taxes.

These actions, which had been secret until the report contravene Nigeria’s laws on code of conduct for public officers. But Obi continue to claim no wrong doings saying he is not guilty as charged.

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