The Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, was on Thursday, January 7,2021 arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
- It was gathered that the commissioner of environment was arrested at his residence in Calabar and has since remained in detention at the EFCC’s Uyo Office.
It was also revealed that the commissioner for environment, Mr. Mfon was arrested in connection with allegations of fake contracts and forged documents to obtain funds for Governor Ben Ayade’s younger brother, Frank Ayade.
Reliable sources within the anti-graft agency revealed to newsmen that the arrest became pertinent after the environment commissioner had refused to honour the several invitations extended to him by the commission.
It is also alleged that Mfon operated a proxy account with Unity Bank through which he allegedly siphoned public funds. His account officer at the bank was also said to have been apprehended by the anti-graft agency.
As of the time of filing this report, the commissioner was said to have refused to write any statement claiming, that he could not write.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr Wilsson Uwajaren said that he was working on the report and promised to get back on the matter.