The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has discovered N2 billion in a United Bank for Africa, UBA, account, owned by Kantigi Liman, a former local government commissioner in Niger state.
Earlier N4 billion was traced to Liman’s accounts with Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB.
The first account is said to belong to one Sadiq Air Travel Agency Limited and the second to the former commissioner.
A source at the anti-graft agency, disclosed that the politician who was a governorship aspirant of the People Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election has been on the run.
“He is on the run and all efforts to track him down have been futile.
“The next option left for the Commission is to declare him wanted”, the source said.
The source further disclosed that investigations so far points that the funds were siphoned from the state local government joint account.
Also, Liman is believed to rake in a monthly interest of over N33 million on the fixed deposits.
- Bola Kougbe