NBA President, Paul Usoro, in EFCC Crosshairs over Alleged N1.4bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday said the President of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) has a case to answer over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.

Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, in a statement said the attention of the Commission has been drawn to the speech made by Paul Usoro, SAN, at the Association’s National Executive Committee, which held on December 6, 2018 in Abuja.

“The EFCC had invited Usoro in June this year, to explain his role regarding the inflow of N300 million (Three Hundred Million Naira) from the Akwa Ibom State Government’s Account into the account of Paul Usoro Chambers, PUC.

“Usoro was also questioned on the aggregate inflow of N1,110,000,000 (One Billion One Hundred and Ten Million Naira) from the state government’s account into the bank account of PUC.

“under interrogation,Usoro had claimed that the various sums of money received from the Akwa Ibom State Government, under the administration of Gov. Udom Emmanuel, were payments for “legal fees” to him and other “eminent members of the Inner Bar and a host of other members of the Outer Bar that I had engaged to work with me in respect of the Election Petition matter” involving the governor.”

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