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EFCC Re-Arraigns Six Over REA Scam

Six top officials of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), who are Civil Servants, were yesterday re-arraigned before an Abuja High Court in Gudu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over their alleged involvement in a N5.2 billion fraud.

They were accused of fraudulently facilitating the withdrawal of monies from an account of the agency domiciled with the CBN, pretending to use same to settle over 65 alleged fictitious companies that were purportedly engaged in Grid Extension and Solar Electricity Project funded from the 2008 Amended Budget of the REA.