EFCC Summons Peter Obi Over Pandora Papers

The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, who was fingered in the Pandora files leakage has been reportedly invited by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, EFCC for questioning over the matter.

Some sources close to the EFCC spoke with the Premium Times in recation to Peter Obi’s name being mentioned in the Pandora Files leakage and made it known that he has been invited to the agency’s Abuja headquarters on October 27 to answer some questions.

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The probe is part of the global International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)-led Pandora Papers project.

The Pandora leaked documents were obtained from a number of offshore services organizations around the world that set up shell corporations and other offshore entities for clients, many of whom were powerful politicians, businesspeople, and criminals who wanted to hide their financial operations.

The financial secrets of at least 35 current and previous world leaders, as well as more than 330 government officials from 91 countries and regions

According to Peter Obi, the reason why he did not declare the assets in the Pandora Files is that those assets do not belong to him alone as he shares some with his family members and other business partners.

He revealed that he did not have the information that he had to declare the name of his family members in his asset declaration filings with the Code of Conduct Bureau 

He stressed that he also tried to avoid inheritance tax hence his shell accounts.


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