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EFCC Raids Dangote Group’s Headquarters In Lagos



EFCC Raids Dangote Group’s Headquarters In Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday raided the headquarters of the Dangote Group in connection with ongoing investigation into forex allocations in the country.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, sources said that on arrival at the headquarters of one of Africa’s largest conglomerates in Lagos, the EFCC operatives demanded documents relating to allocation of foreign exchange to the group in the last ten years.


They then scrutinised the documents provided by officials of the Group for hours, carting some of them away.

The EFCC had written to 52 companies directing them to supply documents supporting the allocation and utilization of foreign currencies to them in the last 10 years.

EFCC wrote to had since complied, others asked for more time to gather the information and documents.


Surprisingly, the EFCC stormed Dangote headquarters Thursday just as the company tried to surrender boxes of documents to the anti-graft agencies.

The Dangote people intimated the EFCC that the documents were ready and that they were bringing them over,” a source familiar with tqhe matter told PREMIUM TIMES.

But the EFCC said its operatives would rather come to the company to collect the documents.”


The source said such Gestapo tactics by the EFCC could discourage foreign investors from coming to Nigeria.

The Dangote Group is perhaps Africa’s largest conglomerate and it is troubling that the EFCC could deal with it in an unnecessary show of force especially when it is not obstructing its investigation in any form,” the source added.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, declined comment on the matter, saying he was at a meeting. He did not answer or return subsequent calls made to him.


The spokesperson for the Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina, could not be reached to comment for this story.

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