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Fraud Tale Trails New NTDC Boss, Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo




When Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo was appointed to replace jolly Otunba Segun Irusewe, as the new Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), a lot of people said it was a good development.

However, barely six months after assuming office, the woman is swimming in a big mess that smells of corruption and it is threatening to ruin her career., was informed that along with some top officials of the agency, Sally is being investigated for an alleged N270m fraud.

Presently, the case we learnt has been brought to the attention of the anti corruption agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (E.F.C.C), who has invited and questioned all parties involved.
According to an inside source, ‘the new D.G and her agents are so embroiled in the matter that, they were only allowed to leave the office of the E.F.C.C based on administrative and self recognition  bail.’ also learnt that a travel ban was also slammed on all of the parties involved by the agency, as they continue investigations.

The ‘official’ car of one of the accused identified as ‘the C.S.0’ was reportedly impounded till circumstances surrounding it’s acquisition have been cleared.

The case against Mbanefo and her aides centres on alleged illegal manouevering in ‘allocating budgets’ and ‘ approving expenditures’.

A whistle blower realized discovered the anomaly and petitioned the E.F.C.C with supporting evidences. Six top staffers of the NTDC- including the D.G and the ‘C.S.0’- are involved in the ongoing case.

Prior to her appointment in May, Mrs. Mbanefo, was a former banker and top staffer of Lafarge Cement Wapco Nig. Plc.

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