Advocacy group, Advocates for Peace and Effective Justice Development Initiative (APEJDI) has called on the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence an investigation into the source of funds used by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige to allegedly purchase a property worth $922,600 in the United States.
In a letter addressed to the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu and signed by its National Coordinator, Maxwell Alaeto, the group said Ngige, shortly after leaving office as governor of Anambra state, purchased the property in question in the sum of $922,600.
The group said the property, purchased on March 7, 2008 is situated at 13910, Crest Hill Lane, Crest Hills Acres, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
Alaeto said the deed for the property was made on 7th day of March, 2008 by and between Longview VII, Dr.LLC, party of the first part a Dr Chris Ngige, party of the second part.
According to the letter, “The federal government cannot be seen to be paying lip service to her much orchestrated fight against corruption. Nobody is above the law.
We therefore implore you sir, to cause an investigation to be carried out in the overall interest of the people of Anambra State and the country in general.