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N603m BIODEC Director’s Wife Account Traced by EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has traced N603m to Mrs Esther Habu, the wife of Mr Josiah Habu, who is the Director of the Bioresources Development Centre, Odi, Bayelsa State.

Established in 2003 by the National Biotechnology Development Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, BIODEC is an intervention programme of the Federal Government aimed at developing the natural resources of Nigeria for use in agriculture, health, environment and industry.

According to the EFCC, investigations showed that Esther, whose husband is a director at the BIODEC branch in Bayelsa State, was given suspicious contracts even as a total sum of 603 million Naira was traced to her in different deals involving over 20 directors of BIODEC across the country.

The anti-graft agency said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren that about N70m was traced to her account.