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Ex-FIRS Chairman Fowler Returns to EFCC over Fresh N9.2bn Traced to Personal Account

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A former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, on Monday returned to the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for questioning over his involvement in alleged financial misappropriation under his watch.

SaharaReporters reports that a fresh N9.2bn was traced to Fowler’s personal account from Lagos Inland Revenue Service and Alpha Beta scam.

The former FIRS boss was on November 2 invited for questioning by the EFCC over a N5bn fraud allegedly perpetrated in the agency under his watch.

Earlier, nine senior officials of the agency were detained by the anti-graft commission over alleged multi-billion naira fraud in 2019.

Fowler was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 after a query for worsening tax revenues since 2015.

He was also accused of a lavish lifestyle, bankrolling extravagant parties and concerts in Lagos, poor corporate governance structures at the FIRS, poor audits at the FIRS, high handedness in office, diversion of funds, brazen corruption, and awarding contracts to stooges and cronies.

He was still being questioned at the Lagos office of the anti-graft agency at the time of Saharareporters’ report.

 

 

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