Why EFCC Arrested Anyim Pius Anyim

By Ikenga Chronicles November 18, 2017

Why EFCC Arrested Anyim Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), on Friday disclosed that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, was arrested by the Commission for pilfering the Ecological and National Security Funds to the tune of over N71billion. This disclosure was made through a statement issued by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujiaren.

Anyim was arrested by some operatives of the EFCC, at about noon Thursday, November 16.

The security agency said they swooped in on the politician after he failed to honour a 10am appointment at the Agency’s headquarters.

The arrest, according to sources, took Anyim by surprise as the EFCC team, armed with a warrant, immediately executed a search on the property during which they recovered documents relevant to the investigation.

Anyim who was still being quizzed at the time of filing this report is accused of abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.