The Zonal Head, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Uyo, Edeh Akpa Uchenna, has confirmed that the Commissioner for Environment in Governor Ben Ayade’s cabinet was being investigated.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday, the Head of the Zonal office, confirmed that the Commissioner for Environment was with the Commission for questioning.
“One Mfon Bassey, Commissioner for Environment is being investigated by the EFCC, yes, he was with us yesterday (Thursday) and he was with us this morning, this Friday and we are questioning him on certain allegations levelled against him,” he said
“Though we are investigating him, he is not in our custody, he only reported to us when we invited him and he has been honouring our invitations,” he said.
It was alleged that the embattled Commissioner was arrested and is currently cooling off in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Commissioner was reportedly picked up on Thursday at his residence in Calabar, Cross River State after he refused to obey several invitations by the commission.