EFCC grills NAFDAC DG, Paul Orhi over contract awards

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhi, was yesterday summoned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations bordering on abuse of office.

As at press time, Orhi was being questioned by a crack team of detectives for allegedly awarding huge contracts to companies in which he has interests.

An EFCC top source confirmed that the DG, who arrived the commission’s headquarters around 10am yesterday had been making useful statement to its agents.

The source said: “It is true that the NAFDAC head was summoned by us and he is currently being quizzed in relation to allegations that he has been awarding contracts running into millions of naira to companies close to him.”

Asked if the man would be released yesterday on self recognition, the source said he had no idea but that doing so might depend on whether the operatives were satisfied with his answers to issues raised against him.


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