FX Probe: EFCC Raids Dangote Office in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besieged the Head office of the Dangote Group of Companies in Lagos State amidst the ongoing foreign exchange probe.

The anti-graft commission is probing the alleged preferential allocations of forex to the Dangote Group owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote and 51 other companies under the Emefiele-led CBN.

The search for relevant foreign exchange allocation and other related documents at the group headquarters in Ikoyi started at 3 p.m. on Thursday is still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.

According to details, EFCC is probing the foreign exchange allocations made to about 52 companies, including Dangote Plc, during the tenure of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

“The commission (EFCC) is investigating Dangote Plc and about 51 other big companies. The commission discovered that the allocations were not approved by former President Muhammadu Buhari,” the source claimed.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, confirmed the presence of the anti-graft operatives at the location.  During the raid, the operatives ransacked offices and carted away several financial documents related to forex allocations to the group from 2014 to June 2023.

Aliko Dangote, chairman of the group has just recently lost Africa’s richest man title to a South African billionaire, according to Forbes’s latest ranking. #FX Probe: EFCC Raids Dangote Office in Lagos

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