A former National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Ray Nnaji, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking the investigation of embattled Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, for alleged ‘official corruption’.
A copy of the petition, which was made available to Nigerian Pilot Sunday dated May 5, 2015, and titled ‘Official corruption, misappropriation, embezzlement, stealing, forgery and criminal conversion against Governor Sullivan Chime and Chief Ikeje Asogwa (Enugu PDP chairman) – A clarion call for serious investigation’.
The petition was addressed to the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Lamorde.
Nnaji, who explained that he acted as “a patriotic Nigerian and an indigene of Enugu State”, urged the EFCC to intervene in the “open day robbery of the resources of the state by the governor, his close associates and relations.”
The PDP chieftain warned that if the EFCC fails to take any action two weeks after the receipt of the petition, he would go to court to compel the anti-corruption agency to comply with his request.
Allegations he asked the agency to investigate include “misappropriation of public funds worth over N12.8bn and forgery of public document (the supplementary appropriation law, 2012, to cover up same.”
The alleged forgery of the 2012 supplementary budget was cited by some members of the Enugu State House of Assembly when they moved to impeach the governor for gross misconduct on Monday.
“It is an incontrovertible fact that there is no record of debate of this law nor is there any record of passage of the bill preceding the law before it was passed into law for use by the governor.”
Nnaji also asked the EFCC to investigate the alleged inflation of the cost of some projects and stealing of public funds through the Enugu State Project Development and Implementation Unit, otherwise known as PD1.
The former PDP national auditor further asked the EFCC to investigate allegations that Chime had an interest, through a proxy, in a South African company that owns shopping chains, Games and Shoprite, to which a public property, Polo Park, was allocated.

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