CCB To Probe Atiku’s SPV Saga, Invites Keyamo For Questioning
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has expressed readiness to investigate an alleged use of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to siphon public funds for his personal use during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
A former aide to Atiku, Michael Achimugu, had alleged earlier that the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate used SPV as Vice President between 1999 and 2007 to convert N100 million allegedly paid into his account by former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye.
According to Achimugu, what the PDP flagbearer told him during a conversation about the fund shocked him.
In a press release on Thursday (today), the CCB moved to begin an investigation on how Atiku allegedly diverted the said public funds using SPV.
The Bureau has also invited the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, to come forward to adopt his petition and help it secure the presence of the whistleblower, Achimugu, to assist in the investigation.
On his part in a Twitter post on Thursday, Keyamo assured that the crusade for accountability regarding this issue was not a campaign gimmick as he promised to follow it through to a logical conclusion, even after the victory of the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
See below a copy of the investigation and invitation letter delivered to Keyamo by the CCB in Abuja today.