EFCC Arrests NBC DG Emeka Mba Over N15billion Fraud

By KayCee January 11, 2016 20:53

Emeka Mba, the director-general of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mba, who was arrested on Monday, January 11, 2016 over an alleged N15 billion fraud, was whisked away in Abuja and taken to the anti-graft agency’s headquarters where he is currently being interrogated.


Sources say EFCC had been investigating the NBC in the past one month, and just last week, some detectives stormed the headquarters of the NBC, and ransacked the computers and files in the Finance and Account unit.

Some arrested officials of the NBC who were taken away after the ransacking, implicated their boss during in their confession to the EFCC.

Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesperson, could not confirm the arrest, when contacted, but a top official of EFCC said: “Yes, he (Mr. Mba) is with us. We are investigating massive diversion of public funds and we’re making progress. Mba definitely has questions to answer.”

His arrest comes after he won the Web Jurist Award as the Best Government Parastatal and was named the best African Broadcast Regulator of the year 2015.

The award was given as a result of an African Development Magazine (ADM) survey of broadcast regulators across Africa.



By KayCee January 11, 2016 20:53