In a bid to put an end to the lingering corruption practices in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday arrested the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba, over an alleged N15 billion fraud.
Media reports indicate that Mba was arrested in Abuja with some key accounts staffs of the commission. He was taken to the EFCC’s headquarters where he is currently being interrogated.
EFCC has been investigating the NBC in the past few months.
Some detectives recently stormed the headwaters of the NBC ransacking computers and files in the Finance and Accounts department.
Some key staff were taken away after the operation. Reports indicate that they made confessional statements to the graft body implicating Mba and some other key officials of the commission.
Jst wen am abt 2 say NBC fine Mtn n Mtn refuse yet NBC went ahead n sold visafone to Mtn. NBC boss is arrested by efcc! #FireOnBuhari
— augustine sanchez (@bravenrugged) January 11, 2016
EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren claimed he has not been briefed on the matter as he was on an official assignment in Lagos.
However, a top official of the anti-graft agency confirmed that Mba is with the agency
“We are investigating massive diversion of public funds and we are making progress. Mba definitely has questions to answer”
The National Broadcasting Commission is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, empowered to regulate the broadcasting industry.