EFCC Investigating Governor Ayade’s Commissioner For Environment. Mr. Edeh Akpa Uchenna the Zonal Head, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Uyo, has confirmed that the Commissioner for Environment in Governor Ben Ayade’s cabinet is being investigated.
According to DAILY POST, the Head of the Zonal office says “One Mfon Bassey, Commissioner for Environment is being investigated by the EFCC. Yes, he was with us yesterday (Thursday), and he was with us this morning, this Friday and we are questioning him on certain allegations leveled against him”.
“Though we are investigating him, he is not in our custody, he only reported to us when we invited him and he has been honoring our invitations”, he adds.
The Commissioner was reportedly picked up on Thursday at his residence in Calabar, Cross River State after he refused to obey several invitations by the commission. However, his arrest, according to highly placed sources is in connection with several shady deals, fake contract documents to obtain funds, and other related offenses.
Also, according to DAILY POST, It was alleged that Mr. Mfon Bassey has been running shady financial errands for Mr. Frank Ayade who is Governor Ben Ayade’s younger brother through one of the commercial banks. The account officer is cooperating with officers at the anti-graft agency, Mr. Mfon Bassey has refused to even write a statement, claiming to be unable to read and write.