The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had been in Abia State for days now.
Their presence is felt around the state as they have marked several buildings as “Under Investigation”.
On Wednesday 24th June 2020, they stormed the premises of Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor, son of late former deputy governor of Abia State, Dr. Chima Nwafor.
Nwafor is the founder and chief executive officer of Tunnel End, and Rock Waters Integrated Services Ltd., two construction companies headquartered in along Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road.
Some buildings in the company’s premises were rumoured to have been marked by the EFCC officials, during the operation which lasted for hours. It was a joint operation which had men of the Nigerian police, though the fence in the complex wouldn’t allow our correspondent take a clear picture!
Nwafor is rumoured to be under investigation over alleged fraud from failed contracts. Some roads topping the list include the Umuaro/Ekwereazu road in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.
Abia Pulse News recalls that Governor of Abia, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu was alleged to have recently ordered the contractor back to site after some portions of the road failed. The road only lasted for about six months – December 2018 to June 2019.
Ikpeazu was said to have expressed anger over the poor construction done on the road, which is currently the only route in and out of Aba from Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers States, due to complete failure of all federal roads linking the states.
He was also said to have complained over the poor work on the Ekwereazu road insisting that it didn’t meet the standard of roads done by his administration, ordering the contractor back to site to undertake a full reconstruction of the road, an allegation the state government has refuted.
Rumours are rife that Engr. Nwafor, a managing consultant from Umuojima Osisioma community of the state, is warming up for the 2023 general elections in Abia.
According to report, plans are on ground for the EFCC to immediately commence investigation into Engr. Nwafor’s sudden wealth and affluence.
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