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EFCC Confirms Raid On Boroh’s House, ‘Not Aware’ Of $9m Recovery |RN

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Responding to a media report that agency detectives had searched the home of Paul Boroh, the former head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for ex-Niger Delta militants, a spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) confirmed the raid, but not the supposed amounts recovered.

Wilson Uwujaren, in an interview with Premium Times, said on Wednesday that “I am not aware of such discoveries,” making reference to a ThisDay Newspaper claim that $9 million was recovered as a result of an early Tuesday morning raid by the EFCC and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) on Boroh’s Abuja residence.

Retired Brigadier General Boroh, who had headed the Amnesty Programme for three years, was fired from his post a week ago by the President on corruption-related charges. Boroh was immediately replaced with foreign policy expert Charles Dokubo.

The EFCC spokesman confirmed ThisDay’s report of the early morning (3:00 AM) raid at Gwarimpa Estate in Abuja, though he gave no indication about how much was discovered in the search.

Boroh’s wife, Mrs Ibinye Boroh at a press briefing with family lawyer Olusola Oke, has since denied the claims by the paper about the amount recovered.

“The publication by a section of the press stating the contrary is fabricated, false in its entirety, malicious and calculated to mislead the public,” she said, confirming the raid, but not the outcome.

Mr Boroh has been in the custody of the EFCC since Monday, it is reported.

Family lawyer Oke refuting details of the ThisDay report as “disparaging” and “fallacious”, asked for a retraction within 48 hours.

Mr Boroh is just the latest in a series of former heads of the controversial Presidential Amnesty Programme who have been investigated for embezzlement and looting of public funds. Boroh’s predecessor in the Jonathan Administration, Kingsley Kuku, is still at large and may have fled the country since 2015.   (The Sun)

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EFCC Says Boroh Still In Custody, Family Denies $9m Recovery |The Republican News

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Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the recently sacked Special Adviser to the President and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), is still in its custody as investigations of fraud levelled against him continue.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this to our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday.

Uwujaren, however, said he could not confirm if $9m was recovered from the suspect when his house was searched.

“I cannot confirm at the moment if money was recovered from him,” Uwujaren said.

Also, addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Mrs Ibinye Boroh, who is the wife of the suspect, said no money was recovered from the property.

Mrs Boroh said their home was ransacked and doors were broken but the anti-graft agency did not find any cash in the house.

She stated, “This is to inform the general public that no cash was discovered and could have been discovered by government operatives during their search of our house on Monday, March 19, 2018.

“The publication by a section of the press stating the contrary is fabricated, false in its entirety, malicious and calculated to mislead the public. Our family feels embarrassed and harassed, and therefore requests the authors to retract same.”

Asked if she was around when the search took place, she decided not to respond saying, “That’s what I will take.”

Also speaking, Boroh’s lawyer, Olusola Oke (SAN), admitted that there was an extensive search of his client’s residence but nothing incriminating was found, including dollars. (Punch)

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Buhari Sacks Boroh As Amnesty Coordinator, Asks NSA To Probe Him |RN

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked his Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.).

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President also named Prof. Charles Dokubo as his replacement.

In addition to his sack, Buhari also directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date.

The President said the investigation should focus on allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the programme.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.

He replaces Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.).

“Prof. Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.

“Meanwhile, the President directs the National Security Adviser to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.” (Punch)

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