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Festus Keyamo Caught In US Home Purchase Scandal

Former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor Mr. Keyamo acquired the same property a few years after being appointed as a minister.

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Festus Keyamo Caught In US Home Purchase Scandal

iexclusivenews learned that SaharaReporters had obtained a document detailing Festus Keyamo’s purchase of a Texas home worth more than $359,000. Keyamo is the Nigerian Minister of State for Labour and Employment.

The document revealed that Mr. Keyamo did not have any income that could be traced to support the acquisition of the property in Savannah Trace at 5509 Silver Canyon LN, Texas 77583.

Former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor Mr. Keyamo acquired the same property a few years after being appointed as a minister.

“Behold the man that keeps bragging that he is EFCC prosecutor; he bought a house in Texas. How much was he earning as a minister barely two years after he was appointed? Remember he had stopped practicing because of his appointment,” a top source queried.

Mr. Keyamo handled a number of corruption cases for the EFCC and is currently the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.

He resigned from his position as the prosecuting attorney in a corruption case involving the Federal government and the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, in 2016.

Due to recent developments that might prevent him from vigorously and effectively prosecuting the case, Mr. Keyamo had announced he was resigning as the lead prosecutor for the EFCC-initiated case.

He did not give details of the developments.

To put forward the paraphernalia of a public servant without corruption, Keyamo had in January 2023 written to the anti-graft agencies, ICPC, EFCC and CCB to arrest, interrogate and prosecute the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar for alleged fleecing of public funds.

The minister gave the agencies 72 hours to initiate arrest, investigation and possible prosecution of the former Vice President.

In a suit filed at an Abuja Federal High Court against the CCB, ICPC and EFCC, the Minister prayed the court to make a mandatory order compelling the anti-graft agencies to invite and/or arrest, investigate and (if found wanting) prosecute the Atiku in respect of the information available to him “in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies, which information he disclosed to a certain close aide of his called Michael Achimugu, as to how the said accounts were used as “Special Purpose Vehicles” to secretly divert and misappropriate public funds between 1999 and 2007 when the 1st Defendant served as Vice President of Nigeria.”

He had also asked for a mandatory order compelling Atiku to make himself available to the anti-graft agencies “to aid and investigate the former Vice President on information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies, which information he disclosed to a certain close aide of his called Michael Achimugu, as to how the said accounts were used as a “Special Purpose Vehicles” to secretly divert and misappropriate public funds between 1999 and 2007 when the 1st Defendant served as Vice President of Nigeria.”

 

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