The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said former Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime has a case to answer in relation to the N450 million campaign funds allegedly received from Diezani Madueke.
Southeast Head of Operation/Zonal Head Johnson Babalola, who addressed reporters yesterday, said “Chime is still under our investigation”.
Babalola explained that Rita Mba, who was accused with Chime, and some others, were also being investigated, though she accused EFCC of compromising with Chime.
The EFCC boss noted that criminal cases of such nature can linger to ensure a thorough investigation.
“Chime is still under investigation. Criminal cases don’t have expiry date. The case is still not closed. Rita has the right to allege that we have compromised but I tell you that she is also under investigation,” Babalola said.
He lamented that the agency is financially handicapped in its battle against corruption because those it is fighting seem to hold the purse.
“We are handicapped financially for the work because the people we are fighting are still the same people who will approve our funds,” he lamented.
But Chime, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he had no case to answer as far as the campaign money was concerned.