Babatunde Fowler: EFCC ‘arrests former FIRS chairman over N5 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Babatunde Fowler over an alleged N5 billion fraud that took place under his tenure.

Fowler is a former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). He is also an ally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The EFCC is reportedly questioning Fowler at a location in Lagos.

Recall that nine senior officials of the agency were detained by the EFCC over alleged multi-billion naira fraud in 2019.

Fowler was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 after being served a query for worsening tax revenues since 2015.

He was also accused of bankrolling extravagant parties and concerts in Lagos, poor corporate governance structures at the FIRS, poor audits at the FIRS, high handedness in office, diversion of funds, brazen corruption and awarding contracts to stooges and cronies.

Sahara Reporters

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